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 […]