Energy Culture

Energy Culture

The way we use and buy energy is changing. In recent years, many people in the Western world have come to take power at the flick of a switch for granted. Blind to the costs of their high-power lives, few could say where the energy came from, how much they used, or what is was worth.

Now, they’re beginning to see the light – or what lies behind it. More companies, communities and households are producing their own, and finding the benefits stretch further than the bulb. Solar panels glinting on rooftops and clusters of wind turbines are testament to this shift, and daily reminders that energy is all around us.

The opportunities are vast, for local communities and for sectors from agriculture to ICT. Instead of forking out for costs beyond their control, people can secure their supplies, and benefit from new income streams.

Are we witnessing a massive cultural shift, putting people at the heart of power? The Green Futures Special Edition ‘Energy Culture’ asks what it will mean for individuals, communities, businesses and economies, locally and globally.

Energy Culture is a Green Futures Special Edition, produced in association with the Community Energy Coalition, a group of trusted and influential civic society organisations, working together to make community energy at scale a reality in the UK by 2020, and Low Carbon Hub, a social enterprise that works to lower carbon emissions across Oxfordshire by developing renewable energy and energy reduction projects for the benefit of local communities.

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Articles in this edition

Post date: Fri, 10/01/2014 - 17:47
Post date: Fri, 10/01/2014 - 17:47
Post date: Fri, 10/01/2014 - 17:47
Post date: Fri, 10/01/2014 - 17:47

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