Polycentric energy governance: Under what conditions do energy communities scale?

Petrovics, Daniel, Huitema, Dave and Jordan, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7678-1024 (2022) Polycentric energy governance: Under what conditions do energy communities scale? Environmental Policy and Governance, 32 (5). pp. 438-449. ISSN 1756-932X

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Abstract

As the polycentric nature of climate governance becomes ever more apparent, understanding the role played by individual initiatives becomes an increasingly urgent research priority. In recent years, community initiatives have blossomed in relation to clean energy, both in their overall number and diversity. Polycentric governance thinking offers a powerful but incomplete account of how and why such initiatives emerge, grow, and replicate in different contexts, that is, how they “scale.” This article investigates the conditions under which different clean energy communities scale. Based on a systematic literature review, it identifies 23 separate conditions, which are subsequently categorized into what happens within, between and in the context of individual initiatives. As well as enriching polycentric governance thinking, this article identifies practical ways to inform and facilitate the emergence of new community initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Research Funding: European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme. Grant Number: 837752
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 7 - affordable and clean energy,sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/affordable_and_clean_energy
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 May 2022 03:59
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 09:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/84903
DOI: 10.1002/eet.1989

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