London Meeting: Growing Community Energy for sustainable, low carbon futures

November 8th, 2010 by Community Innovation for Sustainable Energy

The Community Innovation for Sustainable Energy research project launches on 9 December 2010 at UEA London, 102 Middlesex Street, London with a panel discussion on “What are the big challenges and opportunities for community energy?” and “How can community energy projects make an effective contribution to broader processes of change in our energy systems?”

The guest speakers will be: Patrick Allcorn (Community Energy Online, Department of Energy and Climate Change), Prof Gordon Walker (Expert in community energy research, Lancaster University), Chris Church (Chair, Low Carbon Communities Network), Mark Shearer (Coordinator, Project Dirt, South London), and Simon Roberts (Chief Executive, Centre for Sustainable Energy)

To attend this event please RSVP to Danielle King:  d.l.king(at)

For more information about this event contact Adrian Smith at Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QE Tel: 01273 877065 or email: a.g.smith(at) or Gill Seyfang at The Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ  Tel: 01603 592956 or email: g.seyfang(at)

This event forms an initial activity under a new research project funded by the Research Councils UK Energy Programme and EDF Energy. The project, Community Innovation for Sustainable Energy, aims to improve understanding of the factors which might best help community energy projects to thrive and spread through processes of replication, scaling-up and translation into adapted forms.

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