Community energy is growing and making a difference. All around the country, more and more people are getting involved in projects that develop sustainable energy in their communities. Through awareness-raising […]
An audience of academics, students, local politicians and members of the public gathered at the UEA on Wednesday 11th September to hear two very different perspectives on scales of action […]
Intermediaries and Community Energy Policy – Responding to changing policy contexts Jenn Monahan reports on how recent policy changes have affected community energy and how intermediaries have sought to influence […]
A UK House of Commons enquiry into Local Energy, and a government review of evidence to inform the Community Energy Consultation, have both drawn extensively on research findings produced by […]
Policy Reform and Community Energy: Key messages for the Community Energy Strategy Jim Watson draws lessons from the Community Innovation for Sustainable Energy research project to inform the development of […]
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change is currently consulting the public on its plans to develop a Strategy for community energy. The consultation is framed as call for […]
A new working paper presents new evidence from our 12 in-depth case studies of community energy projects in the UK and explores how useful ‘niche management’ theory is in helping […]
December 2012, Tom Hargreaves. The Dyfi Solar Club ran from 1998 until 2003, initially part-funded by a broader European Commission funded grant designed to promote community-based renewable energy in the […]
A new working paper presents results of our survey of community energy projects in the UK. Our survey investigates the objectives, origins and development of these groups across the UK, their activities and their networking activities as a sector. We also examine the strengths and weaknesses of these groups, along with the opportunities and threats presented by wider socioeconomic and political contexts, in order to improve understanding of the sector’s potential and the challenges it faces.
Community Energy: Taking stock, moving forwards? The CISE (Community Innovation for Sustainable Energy) project hosts an event to assess the impact of recent policy developments on the community energy sector. (March […]
A Glimpse Into Grassroots Climate Action: Community Energy Under The Spotlight Community Innovation in Sustainable Energy (CISE) reports from the Communities and Climate Action conference held in London, on the […]
Richard’s PhD research focuses on the role that a community approach may play in facilitating efforts to tackle climate change. It aims to investigate the impacts and effects of using community as a means of engaging people with climate change as an issue.
Sabine Hielscher, Gill Seyfang and Adrian Smith (2011) Community Innovation for Sustainable Energy CSERGE Working Paper 2011-03, (CSERGE, Norwich) As in other countries, there is a growing public, policy and business interest in […]
Jim Watson writes: I have just submitted some initial views to DECC’s review of Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) on behalf of the CISE project team. The submission looks in particular at […]
On Thursday 11th November Adrian Smith was invited by YouGov to attend an event they were holding in Westminster on the topic, Sustainable Communities – Building the Big Society. It […]
What is it like to work for the Government and how is energy and climate policy really shaped in the UK today? These were some of the questions answered by […]