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 […]
October 2012, Sabine Hielscher The South Wheatley wind turbine is a hamlet-based community-owned renewable project located in North Cornwall (set in a labyrinth of narrow lanes near Launceston). The project […]
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.
Adrian Smith and Adrian Ely blogged for the Guardian today from the Rio+20 Summit, arguing that sustainable development has to address inclusive innovation. You can read the blog here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2012/jun/18/rio20-inclusive-innovation-sustainable-future […]
Anna Schreuer, researcher at the Inter-University Research Centre (IFZ) in Graz and PhD student at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, will be coming to the University of Sussex for a […]
SPRU and STEPS members Adrian Smith and Elisa Arond have contributed to a Spotlight feature on grassroots innovation for the SciDev.net website. SciDev provides a global forum for news, opinion and research […]