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Local conditions for the decentralization of energy systems

Arvanitopoulos, Theodoros, Wilson, Charlie and Ferrini, Silvia (2022) Local conditions for the decentralization of energy systems. Regional Studies. ISSN 0034-3404

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00343404.2022.2131756

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/cres20
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > C10 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development > O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q4 - Energy > Q40 - General
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, and Changes
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2022 16:45
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2024 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/117510

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