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.
Informing development of next generation local energy system business models and financing
How are devolved, regional and local authorities responding differently to goals of low energy, low carbon development and building retrofit?
A multi-criteria evaluation of 25 low carbon heat and energy efficiency projects led by local authorities across Scotland.
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.
Report launch and policy workshop, London