Local conditions for the decentralization of energy systems

Arvanitopoulos, Theodoros, Wilson, Charlie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8164-3566 and Ferrini, Silvia (2023) Local conditions for the decentralization of energy systems. Regional Studies, 57 (10). pp. 2037-2053. ISSN 0034-3404

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Local energy systems (LES) are designed to decarbonize, balance, and coordinate supply, storage and demand resources. Which local conditions enable LES to flourish? Using a unique dataset of 146 LES projects in the UK from 2010 to 2020, we apply econometric methods to identify energy, institutional and socio-economic conditions significantly associated with LES, but not other local energy forms. We show distributed power generation, low-carbon infrastructure firm activity, local government strategy and active energy efficiency markets are enablers of LES involving multiple actors, sectors and skill sets. These conditions describe a clear policy agenda for stimulating and supporting emerging local energy markets.

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Additional Information: DATA AVAILABILITY: Data and syntax used in this article can be accessed online from the Open Science Framework (OSF) repository at https://osf.io/d45hn/ (doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/D45HN).
Uncontrolled Keywords: decarbonization,decentralization,digital skills,landscape transition,local energy systems,spatial econometric modelling,environmental science(all),social sciences(all),sdg 7 - affordable and clean energy ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2022 15:34
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2023 14:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/90338
DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2022.2131756


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