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DOI10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111211
Governance institutions and prospects for local energy innovation: laggards and leaders among UK local authorities
Tingey M.; Webb J.
Date Issued2020
ISSN0301-4215
Volume138
Other AbstractUK Local Authorities are increasingly declaring ‘climate emergencies’ and pledging 100% clean energy and carbon neutrality ambitions for their locality, despite lack of powers over energy systems. Our research investigates current Local Authority engagement in clean energy, and considers prospects for meso-scale innovation. The analysis allocates Local Authorities to one of four categories of engagement, from energy ‘laggards’ through to ‘leaders’, based on their energy plans and investments. Findings reveal that, despite lack of direct powers, a high proportion of Local Authorities have developed sustainable energy plans and projects, but only a minority manage to combine these into a more strategic local programme. There was proportionately greater activity in Scotland and considerable variation was found across English regions. We conclude that variation in levels of engagement relates to authority size and divisions of responsibilities between different levels of government. The capacity for Local Authority-mediated social innovation to support development of a clean UK energy system is discussed. Implications for policy include the need for a statutory power, and commensurate resources, for Local Authorities, to ensure a more comprehensive and systematic contribution to clean energy innovation. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
enkeywordsDecentralised energy; Energy efficiency; Energy planning; Local government; Mapping; Municipal energy
Language英语
scopus keywordsEnergy efficiency; Energy policy; Mapping; Carbon neutralities; Decentralised energies; Energy planning; Local authorities; Local government; Municipal energy; Social innovations; Sustainable energy; Investments; decentralization; energy efficiency; energy planning; governance approach; innovation; local government; mapping; United Kingdom
journalEnergy policy
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://gcip.llas.ac.cn/handle/2XKMVOVA/124851
AffiliationSociology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, High School Yards, Chisholm House, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ, United Kingdom; UK Energy Research Centre, United Kingdom; Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions, United Kingdom
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Tingey M.,Webb J.. Governance institutions and prospects for local energy innovation: laggards and leaders among UK local authorities[J],2020,138.
APA Tingey M.,&Webb J..(2020).Governance institutions and prospects for local energy innovation: laggards and leaders among UK local authorities.Energy policy,138.
MLA Tingey M.,et al."Governance institutions and prospects for local energy innovation: laggards and leaders among UK local authorities".Energy policy 138(2020).
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