This is the project website for the ‘Renewable Energy And Decentralization’ (READ) project. This project is funded via the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) and the UK Government Department for Energy and Climate Change under their jointly funded Understanding Sustainable Energy Solutions research programme.
This project is basically about the importance of local governance (and in particular decentralization) to sustainable energy transitions. It arose out of a shared frustration with the general lack of attention being paid to the role of local government within the current explosion of interest within clean energy transitions across lower income and lower middle income economies, particularly within a context where the theme of political decentralization is once again firmly rising up thepolitical agenda.
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