CSTEP Research: Enhancing Community Based Organizations' Participation in the Transition to Renewable Energy

Monday, October 31, 2022

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.