Energised communities: research in practice.
This research seminar drew together lessons from a range of projects, including the University of Bristol’s ‘Maintaining Momentum’, in exploring how communities impact on the way we use energy. Starting with the launch of the Bristol Community Strategy for Energy, the day looked at approaches from a whole community scale to individual responses in researching how communities and community groups impact on energy use in their localities. Speakers from the University of Southampton, London Goldsmiths, Oxford Brookes, Cardiff and Keele Universities contributed from their research to the event which was supported by the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute and Centre for Public Engagement and the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).
The event was open primarily to academics, professionals and third sector and community group representatives involved in the field of local / community sustainable energy.
This document summarises the Energised Communities seminar, giving a flavour of the presentations, discussions and main issues arising from the research and debates: energised-communities-seminar-review-final – pdf