UK policy on decentralized energy has shifted from community energy to local energy. This signals reduced support for grassroots, citizen-led action in favour of institutional partnerships and company-led investments, which puts at risk the urgent, long-term social and technological transformations required in a climate emergency.
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Devine-Wright, P. Community versus local energy in a context of climate emergency. Nat Energy 4, 894–896 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-019-0459-2