Monthly Archives: April 2014

Building and nurturing a community: the importance of material and emotional dimensions in grassroots innovation

As part of our CIED activities and with support from Ellen van Oost (University of Twente), Johan Soderberg (IFRIS) and Sascha Dickel (Technical University Munich), we recently ran a session for practitioners and academics involved and interested in grassroots digital … Continue reading

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Scrapping the German Renewable Energy Act?

When the German Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) ┬áreleased its annual report to the German Chancellor Merkel a couple of weeks ago, two of the 260 pages caught most of the attention of the media. Two pages … Continue reading

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Energy surplus: the economy blind spot?

The special importance of energy has tended to be ignored or downplayed by conventional economists although it has recently become a political hot potato in the UK and elsewhere. What is also largely ignored is the importance of a large … Continue reading

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