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Renewable energy scenarios: exploring technology, acceptance and climate – options at the community-scale

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Applied Geography
Volume74
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)73-83
Publication statusPublished
Early online date15/07/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Community-based renewable energy could play a key role in the transition to a low carbon society. This paper argues that given the right environmental and societal conditions, communities in the UK could source a high percentage of their electricity supply from a mixture of localised renewable electricity technologies. Here we use exploratory scenarios to assess demand and renewable electricity supply-side options at the community-scale for a location in Cumbria, UK. Three scenarios are presented, using narratives of how local demand and renewable electricity supply could be constructed under either existing or modified environmental and societal conditions. The three scenarios explored were ‘Current State of Play’, ‘Low Carbon Adjusted Society’ and ‘Reluctant Scenario’.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Geography. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Applied Geography, 74, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.06.013