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Energy cooperatives as a means of achieving sustainability within the housing sector.

Borthwick, Sarah; Muneer, Tariq



TRI members Sarah Borthwick and Prof Tariq Muneer have presented a video entitled "Energy Co-operatives as a Means of Achieving Sustainability within the Housing Sector" as part of a 4-day online conference on the "Resilience of Buildings, Neighbourhoods and Cities" held by CIC Start Online in June 2011. The event sought knowledge and expertise from seven partnering Universities and Colleges across Scotland (

The video examines the co-operative approach to renewable energy in terms of scale, risk management and raising capital whilst maintaining the benefits locally. The video includes examples of renewable energy co-operatives such as the Boyndie Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire, the Edinburgh Community Energy Co-operative and the Isle of Eigg, a model community for renewable energy. The video also features interviews with several business associates currently operating in the co-operative sector.

Conference Name CIC Start Online Conference 2011 - Resilience of Buildings, Neighbourhoods and Cities
Start Date Jun 14, 2011
End Date Jun 17, 2011
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Mar 7, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Sustainability; housing sector; energy coopoeratives; renewables;
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