The CISE team has reviewed the community energy research literature. The review can be found on the Community Innovation in Sustainable Energy website: (http://www.grassrootsinnovations.org/Grassroots_Innovations/CISE/Publications.html).
Community energy is a diverse and dynamic field of activity that is sensitive to wider energy, social and policy contexts. This diversity if reflected in the research literature reviewed here. The literature includes both peer-reviewed journal articles and grey literature, such as reports from consultants and energy agencies.
The aim with the literature review was to capture the analytical themes addressed by previous research into community energy in the UK, and to collate the lessons and insights from that research. Implications for the CISE project are drawn in places, which means an emphasis on innovation and the spread of community energy initiatives is brought to the foreground of the review on places. The review was undertaken between January and May 2011.
You can also find other publications (such as working papers and briefings on our website: http://www.grassrootsinnovations.org/Grassroots_Innovations/Briefings.html) that have been produced over the last year.