Building smarter community energy schemes

Free CSE webinar, 13 February

9 January 2014

Following on from our successful webinars on the National Heat Map and common concerns about wind power, CSE is now planning a session to explain some of the fundamental theories of behaviour which are relevant in the context of participation in a community energy scheme.

What does behavioural theory have to do with community energy?

If you have tried to involve your neighbours in a community energy project, you have probably come up against some level of apathy or resistance. Often, people in your community do care about the environment or saving energy, but they still don't get around to doing anything about it. Why is this? Knowing a little bit about behavioural research can help us understand what prompts or prevents people from taking action. It can help us encourage people to change the way they use energy at home, to get around to installing energy efficiency measures, or to get on board with community energy generation schemes.

As well as the theory, we'll also explore some case studies which give insights into where things can go wrong and where schemes have got it right when it comes to engaging with the community.

When is the webinar?

Thursday 13 February 2014

This includes time for questions and answers. Don’t worry if you can’t attend on the day though, we will be recording the webinar in order to publish it on our YouTube channel.

How can I take part?

To register your interest or to ask any questions in advance, please email

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