The role of community-owned renewable energy in Australia's transition to a low-carbon future

Community energy is an emerging sector that offers alternate types of ownership models and wealth creation whilst delivering social and environmental benefits at the local level. However, in Australia it is less prevalent than is seen in comparable countries, with few community owned renewable energy projects currently operating, totalling approximately 10MW of capacity. This PhD project will explore why this is the case, what role community energy may play in Australia's transition to a low carbon future, how this might be achieved, and the implications of this transition.