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Bentley Allan

  • Associate professor of political science


  • Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Ralph O'Connor Sustainable Energy Institute

Bentley Allan conducts research on decarbonization, clean energy supply chains, industrial policy, and the role of science in politics.

Allan is the founder and co-director of the The Net Zero Industrial Policy Lab, which combines the technical analysis of clean energy supply chains with the study of net-zero industrial policies to catalyze strategic collaborations between government and industry.

Allan has advised governments and businesses on net-zero industrial policy and supply chain strategy. He was associate director at the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions where he funded and supported climate solutions research and he has lead strategic roadmapping exercises for battery metals, sustainable aviation fuels, and mass timber industries. He has also conducted action-oriented research on renewables, critical minerals, hydrogen, heat pumps, steel, and more.

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New lab tackles net-zero supply chains and industrial policy
Published Sept 18, 2023
JHU's Net-Zero Industrial Policy Lab aims to find solutions that can eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from modern supply chains
An evolution of green policy
Published May 4, 2020
A recent paper by Hopkins political scientist Bentley B. Allan suggests environmental protection policies and clean technology mandates can spur economic growth

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