Renewable energy is a fast-growing sector, as countries aim to reach carbon emission reduction targets, as well as establishing more sustainable ways of creating energy. Yet, it has been argued that large-scale renewable energy developments are not successfully contributing towards local economic and community sustainability. Recent research shows that community energy projects (renewable energy projects fully or partly owned by a local geographic community) are deemed to be a more considerate, fair and sustainable way of producing energy. This research compares the developments and experiences of community energy in Scotland and Wales.
Start Date: 1 October 2012