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A stakeholder-grounded evaluation of the seven functions model of technological innovation systems theory in UK offshore wind and marine renewables. (2020)
Thesis
ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J. 2020. A stakeholder-grounded evaluation of the seven functions model of technological innovation systems theory in UK offshore wind and marine renewables. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Technological innovation systems theory (TIS) provides a useful framework within which to consider energy transitions. The "seven functions" framework allows researchers to examine the progress of emergence of new technologies, but has not hitherto b... Read More about A stakeholder-grounded evaluation of the seven functions model of technological innovation systems theory in UK offshore wind and marine renewables..

An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng). (2019)
Thesis
MONARE, K.S. 2019. An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng). Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Governments around the world are actively developing policies that encourage consumers to move from passive to active engagement in localised renewable energy projects. In particular, small-scale, decentralised community renewable projects are being... Read More about An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng)..

Analysis of United Kingdom offshore wind farm performance using public data: improving the evidence base for policymaking. (2019)
Journal Article
ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J., BROADBENT, I.D. and STRACHAN, P.A. 2020. Analysis of United Kingdom offshore wind farm performance using public data: improving the evidence base for policymaking. Utilities policy [online], 62, article ID 100985. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2019.100985

Policymakers increasingly need to balance the requirements of energy demand, security and costs: they need accurate estimates of performance. This paper uses public data to assess UK offshore wind farm performance to improve policy decisions. It find... Read More about Analysis of United Kingdom offshore wind farm performance using public data: improving the evidence base for policymaking..

Better estimates of LCOE from audited accounts: a new methodology with examples from United Kingdom offshore wind and CCGT. (2019)
Journal Article
ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J., BROADBENT, I.D. and STRACHAN, P.A. 2019. Better estimates of LCOE from audited accounts: a new methodology with examples from United Kingdom offshore wind and CCGT. Energy policy [online], 128, pages 25-35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.12.044

Around the world, government policies to support new renewable energy technologies rely on accurate estimates of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE). This paper reveals that such estimates are based on 'public domain' data which may be unreliable. A new... Read More about Better estimates of LCOE from audited accounts: a new methodology with examples from United Kingdom offshore wind and CCGT..

A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of local content policy (LCP) and transparency practices in LCP implementation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. (2017)
Thesis
OGUAGHA, U.O. 2017. A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of local content policy (LCP) and transparency practices in LCP implementation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

One of the aims of the Local Content Policy (LCP) is the economic development of Nigeria through the utilisation of local personnel and resources in the activities of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Many studies have investigated the LCP, but limi... Read More about A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of local content policy (LCP) and transparency practices in LCP implementation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry..

Sub-national government and pathways to sustainable energy. (2017)
Journal Article
COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F., STRACHAN, P.A. and TOKE, D. 2017. Sub-national government and pathways to sustainable energy. Environment and planning C: politics and space [online], 35(7), pages 1139-1155. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654417730359

In an effort to understand how to promote more sustainable forms of energy provision, researchers have begun addressing the scale of political and governance processes, yet the effects of sub-national government remain neglected. At the same time, an... Read More about Sub-national government and pathways to sustainable energy..

A critical assessment of corporate community engagement (CCE) in the Niger Delta. (2017)
Thesis
AJIDE, O.E. 2017. A critical assessment of corporate community engagement (CCE) in the Niger Delta. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis makes a new contribution to the field of corporate social responsibility in the area of corporate community engagement (CCE) and public relations in the area of organization-public relationships (OPRs). The thesis focuses on the Nigerian... Read More about A critical assessment of corporate community engagement (CCE) in the Niger Delta..

Sustainability, corporate community engagement and enterprise development: lessons from a case study in Emu-Ebendo Niger-Delta, Nigeria. (2017)
Journal Article
AJIDE, O.E., STRACHAN, P.A., RUSSELL, A. and JONES, D.R. 2017. Sustainability, corporate community engagement and enterprise development: lessons from a case study in Emu-Ebendo Niger-Delta, Nigeria. Problemy ekorozwoju: problems of sustainable development [online], 12(2), pages 59-67. Available from: http://ekorozwoj.pol.lublin.pl/n24.htm

Corporate community engagement remains an under researched area in sustainability debates. Presenting a case study, based on in-depth interviews and site visits, of how one indigenous company Energia Ltd has formed a strong partnership or bond with t... Read More about Sustainability, corporate community engagement and enterprise development: lessons from a case study in Emu-Ebendo Niger-Delta, Nigeria..

A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria. (2017)
Thesis
OSU, V.R. 2017. A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The move towards addressing two pertinent energy challenges that is access to electricity and climate change has seen the transition towards sustainable forms of energy including Ocean Based Renewable Energy (OBRE). However, much work remains to be d... Read More about A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria..

Energy and sustainability transitions: the case of community renewables for off-grid rural electrification in Nigeria with emphasis on Shape community project. (2017)
Thesis
BUTU, A.I. 2017. Energy and sustainability transitions: the case of community renewables for off-grid rural electrification in Nigeria with emphasis on Shape community project. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The transition from one energy system to another has been analysed by many researchers especially in the context of developed countries. Community renewable energy transition in rural areas is largely under-researched, particularly in developing coun... Read More about Energy and sustainability transitions: the case of community renewables for off-grid rural electrification in Nigeria with emphasis on Shape community project..

A cross case thematic analysis of systemic leadership development. (2016)
Thesis
ANDERSON, M.W. 2016. A cross case thematic analysis of systemic leadership development. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research examined which factors of influence contributed towards efficacious systemic leadership development, within case studies in the energy and military sectors, and identified and explained common underlying themes and factors which could h... Read More about A cross case thematic analysis of systemic leadership development..

Energy transitions, sub-national government and regime flexibility: how has devolution in the United Kingdom affected renewable energy development? (2016)
Journal Article
COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F., STRACHAN, P.A. and TOKE, D. 2017. Energy transitions, sub-national government and regime flexibility: how has devolution in the United Kingdom affected renewable energy development? Energy research and social science [online], 23, pages 169-181. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.006

Amidst growing analytical interest in the spatial dimensions of sustainable energy transitions, relatively little attention has been given to the role of sub-national government, or the ways in which dominant socio-technical regimes for energy naviga... Read More about Energy transitions, sub-national government and regime flexibility: how has devolution in the United Kingdom affected renewable energy development?.

Strategic sustainability procedures: focusing business strategic planning on the socio-ecological system in an island context. (2016)
Journal Article
TELESFORD, J.N. and STRACHAN, P.A. 2016. Strategic sustainability procedures: focusing business strategic planning on the socio-ecological system in an island context. Sustainable development [online], 25(1), pages 35-49. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.1640

This article illustrates how strategic sustainability procedures (SSPs) can be applied in the tourism accommodation sector in the Caribbean island of Grenada. SSPs are conceptualized from an adapted framework for strategic sustainable development (FS... Read More about Strategic sustainability procedures: focusing business strategic planning on the socio-ecological system in an island context..

RiCORE: risk-based consenting of offshore renewable energy projects. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
STRACHAN, P., BROADBENT, I., NIXON, C. and GRAY, D. 2015. RiCORE: risk-based consenting of offshore renewable energy projects. Presentation given at the 15th All-Energy conference, 6-7 May 2015, Glasgow, UK.

This presentation introduces the context and purpose of the RiCORE project.

Promoting community renewable energy in a corporate energy world. (2015)
Journal Article
STRACHAN, P.A., COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F. and TOKE, D. 2015. Promoting community renewable energy in a corporate energy world. Sustainable development [online], 23(2), pages 96-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.1576

Small-scale, decentralized and community-owned renewable energy is widely acknowledged to be a desirable feature of low carbon futures, but faces a range of challenges in the context of conventional, centralized energy systems. This paper draws on tr... Read More about Promoting community renewable energy in a corporate energy world..

Rescaling the governance of renewable energy: lessons from the UK devolution experience. (2015)
Journal Article
COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F., STRACHAN, P.A. and TOKE, D. 2015. Rescaling the governance of renewable energy: lessons from the UK devolution experience. Journal of environmental policy and planning [online], 19(5), pages 480-502. Available from: https://doi.org./10.1080/1523908X.2015.1008437

Efforts to rescale governance arrangements to foster sustainable development are rarely simple in their consequences, an out-turn examined in this paper through an analysis of how the governance of renewable energy in the UK has been impacted by the... Read More about Rescaling the governance of renewable energy: lessons from the UK devolution experience..

Strategic sustainability and industrial ecology in an island context, with considerations for a green economy roadmap: a study in the tourist accommodation sector, Grenada. (2014)
Thesis
TELESFORD, J.N. 2014. Strategic sustainability and industrial ecology in an island context, with considerations for a green economy roadmap: a study in the tourist accommodation sector, Grenada. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis.

The purpose of this research is to show how business and enterprise can align sustainability and sustainable development to create strategic sustainability (SS) procedures, which can be used for planning towards sustainability in an island context. E... Read More about Strategic sustainability and industrial ecology in an island context, with considerations for a green economy roadmap: a study in the tourist accommodation sector, Grenada..

IT strategizing of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach. (2014)
Thesis
AQUILINA, R. 2014. IT strategizing of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The contribution of small firms towards the creation of economic value in a countrys Gross Domestic Product, employment and innovation is widely acknowledged. Relatively little is known on how small firms are adopting IT strategically to acheive busi... Read More about IT strategizing of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach..

Investigating accountability and governance practices in joint development zones: a case study of Nigeria and Sao Tomé & Príncipe's Tomé & Príncipe's Joint Development Zone. (2014)
Thesis
SAIDU, S. 2014. Investigating accountability and governance practices in joint development zones: a case study of Nigeria and Sao Tomé & Príncipe's Tomé & Príncipe's Joint Development Zone. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study critically assesses the appropriateness of the governance system used to control all aspects of oil exploration and production within the Nigeria São Tomé and Príncipe Joint Development Zone (NSTP-JDZ). The motivation for carrying out t... Read More about Investigating accountability and governance practices in joint development zones: a case study of Nigeria and Sao Tomé & Príncipe's Tomé & Príncipe's Joint Development Zone..

Is an independent Scottish electricity system good for renewable energy and Scotland? (2013)
Report
TOKE, D., STRACHAN, P., COWELL, R., ELLIS, G. and SHERRY-BRENNAN, F. 2013. Is an independent Scottish electricity system good for renewable energy and Scotland? The DREUD Report on implications of the UK Government's decisions on new nuclear power and Electricity Market Reform for the prospects of renewable energy in Scotland. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. [online]. Available from: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/file/the-dreud-report

At the beginning of 2013 five academics from different UK universities published a paper on the prospects for renewable energy in the context of the debate about Scottish independence (Toke et al 2013). The conclusion was that it would likely be rath... Read More about Is an independent Scottish electricity system good for renewable energy and Scotland?.