The governance and organisation of energy systems is critical to meeting our climate protection targets, but is often under-examined.

Our empirical research investigates energy policy negotiations between central, regional and local governments, businesses and civil society. We aim to understand the material consequences of differences in political-economy, and democratic processes, for innovation in heat and energy efficiency in buildings. For example, we are comparing British neo-liberal market economy with Danish collaborative market economy and German coordinated market economy. We consider the consequences for actions emerging in specific cities in each case.

Local Energy Business and Financial Practices

Energy Revolution Research Consortium project

Multi-level Governance and Energy Demand

How are devolved, regional and local authorities responding differently to goals of low energy, low carbon development and building retrofit?

Energy Efficient Scotland Programme – Pilot evaluation

A multi-criteria evaluation of 25 low carbon heat and energy efficiency projects led by local authorities across Scotland.

Local Engagement in UK Energy systems

Investigating energy plans and projects developed by UK Local Governments, in the context of our climate protection and clean energy policies.

Energy retrofitting in Scotland event: skills and the supply chain slide pack

( 2019 )

Presentation

Heat and the City response to Energy Efficient Scotland March 2019 Consultation

Faye Wade, Janette Webb, Margaret Tingey and Henry Myers ( 2019 )

Consultation response

Local Area Energy Planning – A Scoping Study: Final Report

Richard Cowell and Janette Webb ( 2019 )

Report

Local Area Energy Planning – A Scoping Study: Executive Summary

Richard Cowell and Janette Webb ( 2019 )

Report

Energy Efficient Scotland – Phase 1 pilots evaluation final report
Funding for Local Authority-led energy retrofitting pilot projects, designed to inform development of the Energy Efficient Scotland programme, was announced in 2016. This report evaluates the first phase of projects.

Ruth Bush, David McCrone, Janette Webb, James Wakelin, Leyla Usmani, Debbie Sagar ( 2018 )

Report
Energy Efficient Scotland pilots: experiences and lessons from Phase 1 and 2

Energy Efficient Scotland pilots: experiences and lessons from Phase 1 and 2 October 2018

Workshop on Scottish policy for energy efficiency and buildings June 2018

International Workshop on Publicly Owned Energy Companies

International Workshop on Publicly Owned Energy Companies May 2018

Workshop to consider existing and proposed models of public ownership of different aspects of energy systems, across different scales and in different contexts, drawing on examples from the UK and the rest of Europe.

What We Know about Local Authority Engagement in UK Energy Systems

What We Know about Local Authority Engagement in UK Energy Systems November 2017

Report launch and policy workshop, London

Local Authorities and Energy Investments: Challenging Research?

Local Authorities and Energy Investments: Challenging Research? June 2017

Local Authorities and Energy: Research Findings Challenge Workshop Investments, Birmingham