Distributing Power : a Transition to a Civic Energy Future

Realising Transition Pathways Engine Room; Barton, John and Emanuel-Yusuf, Damie and Hall, Stephan and Johnson, Victoria and Longhurst, Noel and O’Grady, Áine and Robertson, Elizabeth and Robinson, Elaine and Sherry-Brennan, Fionnguala. (2015) Distributing Power : a Transition to a Civic Energy Future. Realising Transition Pathways Research Consortium, Bath.

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The overarching challenge for UK energy policy is to ensure the delivery of secure, affordable energy in a way that meets the emission reductions targets laid out in the Climate Change Act (2008). The EPSRC-funded Transition Pathways (TP) and, more recently, Realising Transition Pathways (RTP) projects have both argued that multiple logics of governance, ownership, and control of the electricity system can be followed to address the energy trilemma. This work has developed three transition pathways for the UK energy system, each driven by different governance patterns. Each pathway has a specific technological mix, institutional architecture, and societal drivers