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New article: Making the most of community energies - three perspectives on grassroots innovation

The final, synthesis article from the CISE research project is published in the journal Environment & Planning A. The Open Access article (pdf) argues for a refocusing around the critical edges that grassroots innovations can bring to sustainability practices. 145 more words

CISE (Community Innovation In Sustainable Energy)

5 top ideas for Energy Policy - what will drive a transition?

I headed over the Totally Renewable Yackandandah the other day and admired the commitment and strategies behind their ambition, something I hope to blog about soon. 1,546 more words

Climate Change Policy

Comparing the costs of commercial and social enterprise: an empirical comparative analysis of the renewable energy sector


In many countries there is growing debate over the merits and disadvantages of widespread civic engagement with energy generation and the role of different ownership models in the renewable energy transition. 1,328 more words


End of the community energy dream?

One of the few positive aspects of the Coalition government between 2010 and 2015 was its apparent commitment to community energy, and its first ever official community energy strategy promised a future in which there would be genuine government support for a community energy revolution that would radically change the energy market in this country. 556 more words


Local, clean, green: The new generation

The following is a piece about Australia’s varied community energy sector that I wrote for ReNew Magzine while completing my internship with the Alternative Technology Association.

Solar Energy Day in Balsall Heath

This is another chance to learn from Balsall Heath, on Saturday 18th July 2015. We shall share our knowledge about the costs and benefits of solar panels. 59 more words

Balsall Heath

The Anafon community hydro is now marching down the mountain

Its been a few months since I reported on the progress of the Anafon community hydro. The contractors are great, the weather has been superb and all is well with the world. 120 more words

National Trust