Scholars from the Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (CSTEP) and the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs recently published a paper in Energy Research & Social Science that considers why some Community Based Organizations' (CBOs) participate in the clean energy transition and analyzes how those CBOs go about that work. Using a case study methodology, the researchers determined that the structure of individual CBOs influences their ability to contribute to the clean energy transition. The researchers propose that a better understanding of CBO organizational structures and local needs will help policy makers and researchers work more effectively with CBOs to accelerate the transition to renewable energy. UMN co-authors Erica Blevins, Matt Grimley, and Gabriel Chan are researchers with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Gabriel Chan is also Co-Director of CSTEP, a Consortium member center. Read more on the CSTEP website.
Monday, October 31, 2022