What is it about?

Many people understand our energy systems as purely technical systems. However, the way how they are set up is the results of decisions made by people. In this article, we look at if and how more inclusive ways of taking these decisions can produce more democratic outcomes.

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Why is it important?

Our results show under which conditions new governance approaches in the energy sector can be successful and what makes many of the fail. These findings are relevant to academics, politicians, companies, NGOs and activists who want to create more democratic energy systems.


The writing process was a pleasure and the online discussions we had were great fun. I am still proud that we managed to pull this off even though we were 6 authors based in 5 countries.

Mr Henner Busch
Lunds Universitet

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This page is a summary of: The Rise and Fall of Energy Democracy: 5 Cases of Collaborative Governance in Energy Systems, Environmental Management, July 2022, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s00267-022-01687-8.
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