Energy Communities Podcast
This podcast series will explore and showcase creative, on-the-ground ways that communities are responding to the climate emergency. It was made possible with funding from UCL UK.
1 September 2021
Grant: Grand Challenges Special Initiatives—Climate Emergency
Year awarded: 2021-22
Amount awarded: £5,000
- Hannah Knox, Anthropology
- Britt Jurgensen, Carbon Coop
The Energy Communities Podcast series will feature six podcasts that explore and showcase creative, on-the-ground ways that communities are responding to the climate emergency, with a particular focus on local energy projects. This collaboration combines ethnographic research on climate change politics with creative methods for community engagement.
Climate change and energy transitions are profoundly important issues but they are often framed in ways that make them seem disconnected from the everyday concerns of people and the places where they live. There are many podcasts about energy, but these are usually quite technical or policy oriented and do not capture the passion, creativity and struggle of work that is happening on the ground towards energy transitions. This podcast series will bring these alternative stories about energy transitions into view, showing those who might feel stuck about what they can do (both community groups and policy makers), the possibilities and practicalities of doing energy differently at a local scale.
Impacts and Outputs
- Awaiting impacts and outputs