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What are the barriers and incentives for community-owned means of energy production and use?

Energy Policy Volume 36, Issue 12, December 2008, Pages 4401–4405, Elsevier.

Gordon Walker, December 2008

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Summary :

This paper on community-owned means of renewable energy production and use, reviews experience to date in the UK and the incentives for and barriers limiting current and future growth. A broad view is taken of what the meaning of ‘community-owned production and use’ might constitute, as there are different models of community ownership, different notions of community and different degrees of connection or disconnection between production and use.