CRESR Seminar - Policy Forum: Participation, justice and community-led energy transitions

Start date: 
Wed, 21/11/2018
Closing date: 
Wed, 21/11/2018
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Stoddart Building, Room 7139
Event contact: 
Ian Wilson & Ben Pattison (Tel: 0114 225 3073)

3.30-5.00 pm

There has in recent years been an explosion of interest in the role of communities in environmental action, particularly in relation to energy and low carbon transitions. This includes a growth in grassroots activity, policy interventions, lobbying groups and a range of other intermediary bodies all seeking to engage with possibilities for achieving lasting change through community-led action. Academic interest has also grown significantly, including the recent emergence of work that seeks to more critically engage with the politics of community environmental action. In this session, three leading thinkers on this theme speak about key issues at the heart of the future of community low carbon and energy transitions, reflecting on matters of participation, justice and wider governmental politics of transition.


Tim Braunholtz-Speight, University of Manchester: Consumers, voters, residents or investors: who will be at the heart of future community energy organisations? Emily Creamer, University of Edinburgh: Incomers' leading 'community-led'sustainability initiatives: A contradiction in terms? Gerald Taylor Aiken, University of Luxembourg: Towards a critical theory of Community Low Carbon Transitions: politics of scale and the local

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