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Addressing recent misreporting of findings from 'Better estimates of LCOE from audited accounts: a new methodology with examples from United Kingdom offshore wind and CCGT'. (2021)
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ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J., BROADBENT, I.D. and STRACHAN, P.A. 2021. Addressing recent misreporting of findings from 'Better estimates of LCOE from audited accounts: a new methodology with examples from United Kingdom offshore wind and CCGT.' Energy policy [online], 153, article 112240. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112240

Recent interest in the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for offshore wind has led to considerable media coverage of this topic. The paper to which this article refers provides some useful insights, but the authors are concerned that their findings are... Read More about Addressing recent misreporting of findings from 'Better estimates of LCOE from audited accounts: a new methodology with examples from United Kingdom offshore wind and CCGT'..

Validating the 'seven functions' model of technological innovations systems theory with industry stakeholders: a review from UK offshore renewables. (2020)
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ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J., STRACHAN, P.A. and BROADBENT, I.D. 2020. Validating the 'seven Functions' model of technological innovations systems theory with industry stakeholders: a review from UK offshore renewables. Energies [online], 13(24), article ID 6673. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en13246673

Technological Innovation Systems theory, and its 'functions' framework, have demonstrated their value as tools for exploring socio-technological transitions. Although the 'seven functions' model has demonstrated its academic value across a vast liter... Read More about Validating the 'seven functions' model of technological innovations systems theory with industry stakeholders: a review from UK offshore renewables..

Analysis of United Kingdom offshore wind farm performance using public data: improving the evidence base for policymaking. (2019)
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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 and regulators increasingly need to balance the requirements of energy demand, security and costs, and to do so they need accurate estimates of performance. This study uses public data to assess UK offshore wind farm performance to impro... 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)
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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..

Sub-national government and pathways to sustainable energy. (2017)
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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..

Sustainability, corporate community engagement and enterprise development: lessons from a case study in Emu-Ebendo Niger-Delta, Nigeria. (2017)
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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..

Energy transitions, sub-national government and regime flexibility: how has devolution in the United Kingdom affected renewable energy development? (2016)
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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)
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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..

Promoting community renewable energy in a corporate energy world. (2015)
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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)
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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..