Distributed energy production in a polycentric scenario: policy reforms and community management

  title={Distributed energy production in a polycentric scenario: policy reforms and community management},
  author={Stefano Moroni and Luca Tricarico},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Planning and Management},
  pages={1973 - 1993}
Any discussion of distributed energy systems inevitably centres on how they compare with the large energy systems, i.e. the traditional centralised model of energy production, and on the viability of local energy systems as alternatives in terms of efficiency and sustainability. At present, the debate on local energy systems and distributed energy production hinges mainly on questions of technology and engineering; at most, some reflections on economy are thrown in. What we believe is essential… 
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