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 […]
Researchers on the CISE project have been awarded a prize for their work on grassroots innovations and sustainability. Their work won the ‘best paper’ prize at the 4th International Conference […]
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 […]
Academics from the University of East Anglia’s research group 3S (Science, Society and Sustainability) have won a prize for their paper on the role of the Transition Towns network in […]
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.
A Thousand Flowers Blooming? Community energy research launch Over 70 activists, academics, policymakers and social entrepreneurs gathered at our project launch to ask key questions about the challenges and opportunities […]