The power of friends and neighbours: a review of community energy research

Tineke van der Schoor, Bert Scholtens

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Abstract

The threat of climate change and the Paris agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2⁰ Celsius and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5⁰ Celsius has stimulated research on and broad commitment to community energy. We investigate this research. We assess how nine different approaches study community energy over time, which methods they use, which countries and regions they focus on, and where they discuss and publish. We analyse the keywords used to identify the research and investigate how these differ along the approaches. We show that community energy research took off only very recently and that especially ‘developed’ countries, in particular, the United Kingdom, United States, Germany and the Netherlands, are studied. Different networks contribute to the understanding of community energy, however the maturity and reach of these networks varies and there is limited exchange between research networks.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCOSUST 917
Number of pages19
JournalCurrent opinion in environmental sustainability
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 19 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • energy transition

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The power of friends and neighbours: a review of community energy research. / van der Schoor, Tineke; Scholtens, Bert.

In: Current opinion in environmental sustainability, 19.08.2019.

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