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Innovation of Community Energy in Finland and the UK - P2P Foundation

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"This PhD research focuses on the innovation of community energy projects in two European countries, Finland and the United Kingdom (UK). The European Union has a target to increase renewable energy generation to 20% by 2020 and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20% below 1990 levels in the same timeline. This PhD aims to find out what has made the UK a place for community energy to flourish in the last five years. In order to do that, the development of community energy in the UK is reflected on another EU country, Finland, which has similar energy generation sources to the UK, but much less actual citizen-owned and/or led community energy projects. Both Finland and the UK use a mix of renewable and conventional energy sources, though focus on either medium or large-scale energy developments (megawatts rather than kilowatts, medium-sized district heating, large centralised power plants). Using concepts from socio-technological transitions theory, qualitative case study analysis and views of intermediary organisations, this research answers the question why and how do community energy innovations develop in Finland and the UK? The research is interested in how community energy projects are developed, how they establish themselves and potentially diffuse. Outcomes of the research are expected to be useful for citizens, organisations involved in community energy projects and academics researching the field.

 
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Trust me, I’m a doctor: could more open science change how much we trust scientists?

Trust me, I’m a doctor: could more open science change how much we trust scientists? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Trust has grown, but the question of whether the public should be offered greater insight into the mechanics science is a complicated one
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Chris Anderson: Makers – The New Industrial Revolution

Chris Anderson: Makers – The New Industrial Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
CHRIS ANDERSON is the most forward-looking and articulate speaker about the effect of new technolo...
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In support of the “No” in the Greek Referendum: 5) James Galbraith | P2P Foundation

In support of the “No” in the Greek Referendum: 5) James Galbraith | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
only the “No” can save Greece – and by saving Greece, save Europe. A “No” means that the Greek people will not bend, that their government will not fall, and that the creditors need, finally, to come to terms with the failures of European policy so far. Negotiations can then resume – or more correctly, …
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Screencast: An Overview of the Transformative Proposals of the P2P Foundation | P2P Foundation

Screencast: An Overview of the Transformative Proposals of the P2P Foundation | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Thanks to Irma Wilson of FutureSharp, South Africa, for her assistance in producing this screencast, presenting the different proposals of the P2P Foundation on one overview slide, which is explained here: “The three key responses we see from the world in crisis can be grouped as the movements around Sustainability, Openness and Solidarity, gives the …
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How Expertise Is Changing The Way We Work And Lead

How Expertise Is Changing The Way We Work And Lead | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Leadership in the future depends less on knowing facts others don't know, and more on seeing new relationships among facts available to us.
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'Neglected Prophet' of Economics Got It Right

'Neglected Prophet' of Economics Got It Right | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In some parts of Europe, negative interest rates are creating absurd situations. In France, some corporate bonds pay interest to the issuer because they were linked to a benchmark rate that has dropped below zero. In Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland, banks are turning depositors away with threats of negative interest rates. If this goes on much longer, we'll be living in the world of "free money" imagined by the economic dreamer and adventurer Silvio Gesell in the 19th century.

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Europe has tried to financially carpet-bomb Greece into submission. Yet it offers no vision of a better future | Paul Mason

Europe has tried to financially carpet-bomb Greece into submission. Yet it offers no vision of a better future | Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Paul Mason: Sunday’s referendum is taking place against the background of a kind of financial warfare. If the idea is to terrorise the population, it has only half worked
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Firms paying poor wages are the real benefit cheats

Firms paying poor wages are the real benefit cheats | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We pay billions in tax credits to subsidise the low pay of people working at many of our biggest retail chains. Why don’t they raise wages?
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Addressing the Senate, an Anti-Austerity Economist Criticizes U.S. Budget Policy

Addressing the Senate, an Anti-Austerity Economist Criticizes U.S. Budget Policy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is much confusion, politically sown, about what debt is, what it does and what it costs. This includes the false ideas that the government deficit is unsustainable, that “entitlements” are bleeding us and that paying interest on the national debt displaces money that would otherwise be spent on public programs.
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The Sexiest (And Last?) Job Of The 21st Century - TechCrunch

The Sexiest (And Last?) Job Of The 21st Century - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Data scientist, according to a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Given its authors, Thomas H. Davenport and D.J...
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What Hollywood Can Teach Us About the Future of Work

What Hollywood Can Teach Us About the Future of Work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In our increasingly automated and global economy, every business is becoming a little like show business.
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Beginnings of a book group: first session on Frederic Laloux’ Reinventing Organisations

Beginnings of a book group: first session on Frederic Laloux’ Reinventing Organisations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last Thursday, nine of us – a mix of folk from across the third, private and public service sector - met to talk about Frederic Laloux’s book Reinventing Organisations (see...
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Open Source Hardware Project#01

Researchers presents their ideas and Design Thinking on the issue of Transportation and Energy, specifically in Yogyakarta area

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Iceland repeals blasphemy ban after Pirate party campaign - The Guardian

Iceland repeals blasphemy ban after Pirate party campaign - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Move to overturn the 75-year-old law, which was started following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, had faced opposition from church groups
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Property Rights, Inequality and Commons | P2P Foundation

Property Rights, Inequality and Commons | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A transcript of David Bollier's talk on how the commons might be a force for reducing inequality.
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Introduction to P2P Class Theory ( 3) : Are Developers Part of the Working Class ? | P2P Foundation

Introduction to P2P Class Theory ( 3) : Are Developers Part of the Working Class ? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpted from David Judd and Zakiya Khabir: “Software developers are much better compensated than the average worker in the tech industry. Last year in the U.S., the median worker earned a paltry $35,540 compared to $91,320 for software developers and programmers. And this doesn’t include the comprehensive benefits packages that are the industry norm. Even …
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CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis - BBC News

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.
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Economic terrorism

Economic terrorism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We've made hope return to Europe. -- Yanis Varoufakis Sunday’s referendum will take place under a kind of financial warfare not seen in the history of modern states. -- Paul Mason Greece is being s...
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Why the Greek referendum is relevant to people living in austerity Britain

Why the Greek referendum is relevant to people living in austerity Britain | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As George Osborne goes to the dispatch box next week to deliver his emergency budget, the collective voice of Greece’s people will reverberate through his mind. They will either have accepted the policies of the European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF), and assured him that fear can beat hope, that austerity will continue to be the order of the day.
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Greece: Only the 'No' Can Save the Euro

Greece: Only the 'No' Can Save the Euro | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As Greece prepares for a referendum on its creditors' demands for austerity, the future of Europe hangs in the balance.
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P2P Summer School - Concession rate for Low Income and Students Announced | P2P Foundation

P2P Summer School - Concession rate for Low Income and Students Announced | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The P2P Summer School on the Art of Commoing have now opened up a concession rates for low income and students.
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Christian Fuchs on Social Media in Times of Capitalist Crisis | P2P Foundation

Christian Fuchs on Social Media in Times of Capitalist Crisis | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“In this video Christian Fuchs discusses his book, OccupyMedia! Social Media in Times of Capitalist Crisis and Political Change. The talk was given at the University of Cambridge – Department of Sociology, as part of the “Researching (with) Social Media” reading group (February 2, 2015).” Watch it here:
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The Pope Calls for New Global Institution to Protect the Commons, Tackle Climate and Poverty

The Pope Calls for New Global Institution to Protect the Commons, Tackle Climate and Poverty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pope Francis's recently released Encyclical "Laudato Si" makes a strong moral case for climate action. It is a powerfully-written, wide-ranging document, and is already influencing decision makers and observers preparing for the U.N. climate conference taking place in December.
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