Selected publications from RIPPLES members…

Collaborative RIPPLES outputs

Holstead, K., Taylor Aiken, G., Eadson, W. and Braunholtz-Speight, T. (2018) Putting community to use in environmental policy making: Emerging trends in Scotland and the UK. Geography Compass. 

Creamer, E., Eadson, W., van Veelen, B., Pinker A., Tingey, M., Braunholtz-Speight, T., Markantoni, M., Foden, M. and Lacey-Barnacle, M. (2018) Community energy: Entanglements of community, state, and private sector. Geography Compass. 12(7).


Other outputs


Van Veelen, B. (2019) Caught in the middle? Constructing and contesting intermediary spaces in low-carbon governance. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 

Eadson, W., and Foden, M. (2019) State, community and the negotiated construction of energy markets: Community energy policy in England. Geoforum. 100. 21-31.

Krug-Firstbrook, M., Haggett, C., and van Veelen, B. (2019) Consumer (Co-) Ownership of renewables in Scotland (UK). In: Lowitzch, J. (ed) Energy Transition. Financing Consumer Co-Ownership in Renewables. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Kuzemko, C., Britton, J., and Tingey, M. (2019) The Sustainable Energy Taskforce: Policy Briefing March 2019. Warwick: University of Warwick



Berka, A. and Creamer, E. (2018) Taking stock of the local impacts of community owned renewable energy: A review and research agenda. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 82(3). 3400-3419.

Creamer, E., Allen, S. and Haggett, C. (2018). ‘Incomers’ leading ‘community-led’ sustainability initiatives: A contradiction in terms? Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space.

Haf, S., Parkhill, K., McDonald, M., Griffiths, G. (2018) Distributing Power? Community energy projects’ experience of planning, policy and incumbents in the devolved nations of Scotland and Wales Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

Lacey-Barnacle, M., & Bird, C. M. (2018). Intermediating energy justice? The role of intermediaries in the civic energy sector in a time of austerityApplied Energy226, 71-81.

Markantoni, M. (forthcoming) Energy Democracy in Action. Ateliê Geográfico Special Edition on: The expansion of new frontiers for renewable energy: effects, conflicts & alternatives for populations in spaces of socio-environmental vulnerability.

Taylor Aiken, G. (2018) ‘Two Way Street: Spatiality of Communities in Low Carbon Transition’ Energy Research and Social Science.

Taylor Aiken, G. (2018) ‘Community as tool for Low Carbon Transitions: involvement and containment, policy and action’ Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space.

van Veelen, B. (2018) Negotiating energy democracy in practice: governance processes in community energy projectsEnvironmental Politics. 27(4). 644-665.

van Veelen, B. and van der Horst. D. (2018) What is energy democracy? Connecting social science energy research and political theoryEnergy Research & Social Science. 46 (December 2018). 19-28.

Tingey, M., and Webb, J. (2018) Who else will need to deliver? The role of community and local institutions. In: Lloyd H. ed. A distributed energy future for the UK: An essay collection. London: Institute for Public Policy Research


Davis, M., Wardrop, R., Braunholtz-Speight, T., and Wooldridge, J. (2017) Alternative Finance Investor Survey: qualitative interview stage final report. Report for the Financial Conduct Authority. Cambridge and Leeds: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, and Bauman Institute, University of Leeds.

Frantál, B., Bevk, T., van Veelen, B., Hărmănescu, M., and Benediktsson, K. (2017). The importance of on-site evaluation for placing renewable energy in the landscape: A case study of the Búrfell wind farm (Iceland). Moravian Geographical Reports. 25(4). 234-247.

Grossmann, M. and Creamer, E. (2017). Assessing diversity and inclusivity within the Transition movement: an urban case study. Environmental Politics. 26(1). 161-182.

Haf, S. and Parkhill, K. (2017). The Muillean Gaoithe and the Melin Wynt: Cultural sustainability and community owned wind energy schemes in Gaelic and Welsh speaking communities in the United Kingdom. Energy Research & Social Science Energy Research and Social Science. 29. 103-112.

Macdonald, C., Glass, J. and Creamer, E. (2017). What Is the Benefit of Community Benefits? Exploring Local Perceptions of the Provision of Community Benefits from a Commercial Wind Energy Project. Scottish Geographical Journal, 133(3-4). 172-191.

Markantoni, M. ( 2017) Barriers and opportunities for community renewables in rural Scotland. RPC Research Report, PB 2017/03, SRUC, September 2017.

Ramazan, S., Voyvoda, E., Lacey-Barnacle, M., Karababa, E., Topal, C. and Islambay, D. (2017). Energy justice – a social sciences and humanities cross-cutting theme report. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Shaw, R. and Taylor Aiken, G. (2017). ‘The 2+n Ecosophies: Steps toward an Ecosophical Geography’ Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 99 (2) 107-113.

Taylor Aiken, G. (2017). ‘The Politics of Community: Togetherness, transition and post-politics’ Environment and Planning A. 49 (10) 2383-2401.

Taylor Aiken, G. (2017). ‘Permaculture and the Social Design of Nature’ Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography. 99 (2) 172-191.

Taylor Aiken, G. (2017). Social Innovation and Participatory Action Research: A way to research community? European Public & Social Innovation Review. 2(1). 17-33.

Taylor Aiken, G., Middlemiss, L. Sallu, S., and Hauxwell-Baldwin, R. (2017). Researching climate change and community in neoliberal contexts: an emerging critical approach. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. 8:e463. doi: 10.1002/wcc.463

Tingey, M., Webb J, and Hawkey D. (2017). Local Authority Engagement in UK Energy Systems: Highlights from Early Findings. Loughborough and London: The ETI and UKERC

van Veelen, B. (2017). Making sense of the Scottish community energy sector – an organising typologyScottish Geographical Journal. 133(1). 1-20.

van Veelen, B. and Haggett, C. (2017).  Uncommon Ground: The Role of Different Place Attachments in Explaining Community Renewable Energy Projects. Sociologia Ruralis. 57(S1). 533–554.

Webb, J., Tingey, M., and Hawkey, D. (2017) What We Know about Local Authority Engagement in UK Energy Systems: Ambitions, Activities, Business Structures & Ways Forward. London, UK Energy Research Centre and Loughborough, Energy Technologies Institute.



Davis, M., and Braunholtz-Speight, T. (2016) Financial Innovation Today: Towards Economic Resilience. Report for the Friends Provident Foundation, Leeds: Bauman Institute, University of Leeds.

Eadson, W. (2016). State enrolment and energy-carbon transitions: Syndromic experimentation and atomisation in England. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 34(8). 1612-31.

Hawkey D, Webb J, Lovell H, McCrone D, Tingey M, and Winskel M (2016) Sustainable Urban Energy Policy: Heat and the city. Abingdon: Routledge

Holstead, K., Galán-Díaz, C. and Sutherland, L-A. (2016). Discourses of on-farm wind energy generation in the UK farming pressJournal of Environmental Policy & Planning. 19(4). 391-407.

Markantoni, M. (2016). Low carbon governance: mobilising community energy through top-down support? Environmental Policy and Governance, 26(3). 155-169.

Markantoni, M. and Aitken, M. (2016). Getting low carbon governance right: Learning from actors involved in Community Benefits. Local Environment. 21(8). 969-990.

Taylor Aiken, G. (2016). Prosaic state governance of community low carbon transitions. Political Geography. 55. 20-29.

Webb J, Hawkey D, McCrone D, and Tingey M. (2016). House, home and transforming energy in a cold climate. Families, Relationships and Societies. 5(3) (Special Issue on Families, Relationships and the Environment: Climate Change, Sustainability and Biodiversity). 411-429

Webb J, Hawkey D, and Tingey M. (2016). Governing cities for sustainable energy: The UK case. Cities. 54 (Special Issue on Cities, Energy and Climate Change Mitigation). 28-35

Zwiers, S., Markantoni, M. and Strijker D. (2016). The role of change- and stability-oriented place attachment in rural community resilience: a case-study in south-west Scotland. Community Development Journal.



Braunholtz-Speight, T. (2015). Scottish community land initiatives: going beyond the locality to enable local empowerment. People, Place and Policy 9(2), 123-138.

Creamer, E. (2015). The double-edged sword of grant funding: a study of community-led climate change initiatives in remote rural Scotland. Local Environment. 20(9). 981-999.

Markantoni, M. and Woolvin, M. (2015). The role of rural communities in the transition to a low carbon Scotland. Local Environment, 20(2). 202-219

Phillips, M. and Dickie, J. (2015). Climate change, carbon dependency and narratives of transition and stasis in four English rural communities. Geoforum. 67. 93-109.



Eadson, W. and Foden, M. (2014). Editorial: critical perspectives on community energy. People, Place and Policy. 8(3). 145-148.

Steiner, A. and Markantoni, M. (2014). Unpacking community resilience through Capacity for Change. Community Development Journal. 49(3). 407-425.

Phillips, M. and Dickie, J. (2014). Narratives of transition/non-transition towards low carbon futures within English rural communities. Journal of Rural Studies. 34. 79-95.



Merritt, A. and Stubbs, T. (2012).  Incentives to Promote Green Citizenship in UK Transition Towns. Development. 55(1). 96–103

Taylor Aiken, G. (2012). Community Transitions to Low Carbon Futures in the Transition Towns Network (TTN). Geography Compass. 6(2). 89-99.