Social innovation in community energy in Scotland: Institutional form and sustainability outcomes

  title={Social innovation in community energy in Scotland: Institutional form and sustainability outcomes},
  author={Bill Slee},

Social Innovation, Societal Change, and the Role of Policies

Political frameworks and policies have a strong influence on the institutional ecosystem and on governance patterns, which in turn shape the operational space of civil society initiatives. This

Community forest enterprises and social enterprises: the confluence of two streams of literatures for sustainable natural resource management

Purpose Community forest enterprises (CFEs) represent a unique business model in the forest sector which has significant potential to foster community development through sustainable utilization of

Foregrounding the community: Geo-historical entanglements of community energy, environmental justice, and place in Taihsi Village, Taiwan

  • Huei-ling Lai
  • Sociology
    Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space
  • 2021
Studies on community energy have generated many useful insights concerning its potentials and challenges in facilitating energy transitions. However, this line of inquiry tends to overlook the

Inclusion of Renewable Energy Sources in Municipal Environmental Policy—The Case Study of Kraków, Poland

This article reviews the evolution of local environmental policy in the context of energy transition and particularly the implementation of RES. The study concerns Kraków, whose policy has been

Social innovation for a new energy model, from theory to action: contributions from the social and solidarity economy in the Basque Country

This paper sets out to analyse organisations in the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE), working in the field of energy provision, and their contribution to the so-called energy transition from the...

Közösségi energia, mint az energiaátmenet egy lehetséges eszköze

Az energiaátmenet, a közösségi energia és a társadalmi innováció kérdéskörét a tudományos világ mind szélesebb érdeklődése övezi. A közösségi energiatermelés, mint a társadalmi innováció egy

What makes local energy projects acceptable? Probing the connection between ownership structures and community acceptance

  • Jessica L. HoganCharles R. WarrenMichael SimpsonDarren McCauley
  • Engineering
    Energy Policy
  • 2022

The Role of Actors in Social Innovation in Rural Areas

Social innovation is gaining momentum in academia, policy and practice, as a process by which local communities generate new social relations and become more capable of addressing social needs and



Harnessing Community Energies: Explaining and Evaluating Community-Based Localism in Renewable Energy Policy in the UK

In the UK a new theme has emerged in policy discourse and the investment of public resources around the concept of community renewable energy. A series of central government funded programs have been

Growing Grassroots Innovations: Exploring the Role of Community-Based Initiatives in Governing Sustainable Energy Transitions

The challenges of sustainable development (and climate change and peak oil, in particular) demand system-wide transformations in sociotechnical systems of provision. An academic literature around

Promoting Community Renewable Energy in a Corporate Energy World

Small-scale, decentralized and community-owned renewable energy is widely acknowledged to be a desirable feature of low carbon futures, but faces a range of challenges in the context of conventional,

Social Innovation in Community Energy in Europe: A Review of the Evidence

Citizen-driven Renewable Energy (RE) projects of various kinds, known collectively as community energy (CE), have an important part to play in the worldwide transition to cleaner energy systems. On

Acceptance, acceptability and environmental justice: the role of community benefits in wind energy development

Conflict around wind farm development has stimulated interest in ‘community benefits’ – the provision of financial or material benefits by the developers to the area affected by these facilities. By