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 […]
Community energy has been proposed as a new policy tool to help achieve the transition to a low-carbon energy system, but the evidence base for this strategy is partial and […]
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.
How does civil society feature in wide-scale transformation processes to socio-technical systems like energy? In this book chapter, Adrian Smith explors ways of addressing this question by drawing upon concepts […]