Renewable energy, especially for electricity generation, has been growing at a fast pace with global renewable power capacity addition reaching two-thirds of total generation capacity added in 2018. Renewable power has become competitive with fossil fuel in many countries but renewables still face a variety of barriers to achieve their full potential. The barriers vary across countries/regions and include economic, […]
This paper introduces the studies and experience learned in district cooling project development in developed countries and adaptation process in India for city-level rapid assessment. There are five pilot Indian cities chosen to go through all the process of rapid assessment so as to outline the barriers, challenges, and potential to develop high energy-efficient district cooling system. The paper also […]
Broad acceptance by and support from the society for the sustainable energy transition is indispensable. Public participation and ownership – in particular through collective action initiatives – is seen as a means to foster this support. Starting with the origin of the cooperative model, we present how it has been evolving until today. We then discuss how energy CAIs are […]
Collective Action Initiatives in the Energy Transition. Supporters of a strong sustainability paradigm?
The overall objective of this contribution is to investigate Collective Action Initiatives (CAIs) in the energy sector (e.g. energy communities, cooperatives and purchasing groups) as a trigger for the implementation of a strong sustainability paradigm. The assumption is that the active involvement of citizens in the energy chain is a crucial requirement when considering the diverse dimensions of sustainability and […]