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- Research areas:
- Policy Analysis
- Areas of Interest:
- Energy Systems
- Carbon Sequestration
- Alternative Energy
- Energy Policy
John Rupp is a clinical associate professor emeritus at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs with experience in energy systems including fossil fuels, renewables, and transmission/distribution systems. His research lies in geological sequestration, unconventional oil and gas development, and public policy of energy development. He also serves as the associate director for science with the Center for Research in Energy and the Environment.
His teaching includes graduate courses in Renewable and Nuclear Energy Systems; Energy Systems and Analysis; Natural Gas: Technical and Policy Challenges; Global Energy Issues from an International Relations Perspective; and numerous Capstone courses. Capstones include work for the state public utility commission, energy think tanks, industry, and utilities.
Recent Capstones have included:
Previously, Rupp has been senior research scientist at the Indiana Geological Survey, a production geologist for Exxon Co. USA in Midland, Texas, an assistant geologist for Consolidated Resources of America in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mineral exploration geologist with Salisbury & Dietz Co. in Spokane, Washington.
“22 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind by 2030: A Realistic Permitting Goal or an Empty Promise?” (with P. Chesnais, L. Brzuzy), Energy Perceptions, v. 2, i. 1, 1006 (2021)
“Lithium in the Green Energy Transition: The Quest for Both Sustainability and Security,” (with J.D. Graham and E. Brungard), Sustainability, v. 13, 11274 (2021)
“Fracking Governance: History, Differences, and Trends,” (with J.D. Graham), Environmental Impacts from the Development of Unconventional Oil and Gas Reserves, (J. F. Stolz, W.M. Griffin, and D.J. Bain eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK (2021)
“A novel multi-technique approach used in the petrophysical characterization of the Maquoketa Group (Ordovician) in the southeastern portion of the Illinois Basin: Implications for seal efficiency for the geologic sequestration of CO2,” (with C.R. Medina, M. Mastalerz, and R.W. Lahann), International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 93, 102883 (2020)
“Job creation in the U.S. ‘shale gale,’” (with K.B. Belton) Insight into Manufacturing Policy, Manufacturing Policy Initiative, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, (October 2019)
“Public Opinion toward Hydraulic Fracturing: The Effect of Beyond Compliance and Voluntary Third-Party Certification,” (with M.H.W. Lee, A. Clark, D.C. Wietelman, and J.D. Graham), Journal of Energy Policy, v. 128, p. 306-315 (2019)
“How Do Incentives Influence Local Public Support for the Siting of Shale Gas Projects in China?” (with Y. Zhang, S. Clark, and J.D. Graham), Journal of Risk Research, v. 23, issue 3, pp. 330-348 (2019)
“Fault angle control on potential seismic slip in the Illinois Basin region,” (with S.L. Letsinger and G. Carlson), Seismological Research Letters, v. 89, no. 6, pp. 2461-2472 (2018)