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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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A new economy for a regenerative society

A new economy for a regenerative society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Most of the products of our growth-addicted economy are useless, obsolete and unnecessary junk that do not contribute to our human purpose; on the contrary they impoverish, deplete and contaminate our eco-livelihood.
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32,000 Open Source Hardware Designs

32,000 Open Source Hardware Designs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This morning, our community has publicly shared over 32,000 open source hardware designs with the world.

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A critique of the Just Net Coalition's defense of intergovernmental internet governance | P2P Foundation

A critique of the Just Net Coalition's defense of intergovernmental internet governance | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The P2P Foundation recently joined an intiative that we understood as an ‘alterglobal’ alternative to internet governance.

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Another Crazy Day in the Colorado Fracking Wars - CounterPunch

Another Crazy Day in the Colorado Fracking Wars - CounterPunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Another Crazy Day in the Colorado Fracking Wars
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Communicating Cooperative Culture | P2P Foundation

Communicating Cooperative Culture | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social Knowledge, Solidarity Economy and the challenges of cultural transmission of values core to the sustainability of cooperatives and the commons
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How Social Media Can Weaken a Revolution

How Social Media Can Weaken a Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Zeynep Tufekci argues that Twitter makes a protest movement grow too fast, undermining it in the long term.
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Is a Methane Disaster Awaiting Us? | P2P Foundation

Is a Methane Disaster Awaiting Us? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today, the atmosphere contains 5 Gt methane. An estimate estimates that around 50 gigatonnes of methane might be about to be released in the Arctic, ie, a tenfold increase. Several thousand Gt is stored in the Arctic permafrost, in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf alone lies the 500 – 5000 Gt methane.

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Do the downsides of the 'sharing economy' outweigh the benefits? - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)

Do the downsides of the 'sharing economy' outweigh the benefits? - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s true that, in many ways, sharing-economy jobs can offer more autonomy than traditional employer-employee relationships.
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Six Reasons Why Microsoft can be a Potential Threat to Google After Investing in Cyanogen

Six Reasons Why Microsoft can be a Potential Threat to Google After Investing in Cyanogen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
According to reports Microsoft is investing huge stake in Android ROM developer start-up Cyanogen
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Amy Goodman: The Journalist Connection

Amy Goodman: The Journalist Connection | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Amy Goodman, host of the independent daily news show Democracy Now!, has been working to change the dominant narrative of capitalist media for three decades. “In independent media,” she says, “we have to tell the story as it’s happening and we have to de-construct the story being told in the rest of the media.”

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Communicating Cooperative Culture | P2P Foundation

Communicating Cooperative Culture | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social Knowledge, Solidarity Economy and the challenges of cultural transmission of values core to the sustainability of cooperatives and the commons
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Journal of Peer Production Issue 6: Disruption and the Law

Journal of Peer Production Issue 6: Disruption and the Law | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The latest edition of the Journal of Peer Production is now out.
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Michel Bauwens: Visualisation from Ouisharefest keynote talk.

Michel Bauwens: Visualisation from Ouisharefest keynote talk. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is what I jotted down. Please help by leaving comments with corrections if you see I have gotten anything wrong.
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Andrew Leigh: sharing the benefits of the sharing economy - The Mandarin (press release) (subscription)

Andrew Leigh: sharing the benefits of the sharing economy - The Mandarin (press release) (subscription) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How should policymakers respond to the rise of Uber, AirBNB and others in the "sharing economy"? It's a balance between regulation and strangulation.
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A critique of the Just Net Coalition's defense of intergovernmental internet governance | P2P Foundation

A critique of the Just Net Coalition's defense of intergovernmental internet governance | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The P2P Foundation recently joined an intiative that we understood as an ‘alterglobal’ alternative to internet governance.

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A Revolutionary Entrepreneur On Happiness, Money, And Raising A Supermodel - Huffington Post

A Revolutionary Entrepreneur On Happiness, Money, And Raising A Supermodel - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A lucky few can say their work helped spur a fundamental shift in the economic model of modern societies.

If all goes well, Robin Chase may get to do it twice.

A decade before Airbnb and Uber, Chase helped kickstart the "collaborative eco...
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Poll: Most Americans don’t want a climate denier in the White House

Poll: Most Americans don’t want a climate denier in the White House | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The majority of Americans support candidates who support climate action, a New York Times survey found
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Lisbeth Rauden

Listen to Lisbeth Rauden | Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio.
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Millennial View: The dark side of 'sharing-economy' jobs - SouthCoastToday.com

Millennial View: The dark side of 'sharing-economy' jobs - SouthCoastToday.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These are among the virtues of "sharing-economy" gigs, as touted in a recent Uber-commissioned survey of its drivers. Other companies offering peer-to-peer platforms, such as Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Homejoy, have made similar pitches: They're giving workers — particularly those who are unable to land traditional jobs or unfulfilled by 9-to-5 Organization Man duties — the freedom to take their breadwinning fates into their own hands.
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Call for papers: Interdisciplinary workshop on DIY networking | P2P Foundation

Call for papers: Interdisciplinary workshop on DIY networking | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wireless technology enables today the creation of local offline networks, which can operate outside the public Internet.
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Wearables vs. Anti-wearables | Opensource.com

Wearables vs. Anti-wearables | Opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today there is no shortage of thoughtfully designed wearable devices promising to improve our health and quality of life, but amidst the ongoing technological deluge—do you think the future will be wearable or anti-wearable?
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The growing digital divide and the strategic inertia that can kill - ZDNet

The growing digital divide and the strategic inertia that can kill - ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown" HP Lovecraft
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Business Models That Put Evolution Before Revolution :: Open Innovation Community

Business Models That Put Evolution Before Revolution :: Open Innovation Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Harvard Business Review noted that business model innovation is hard. But managers make it harder when they think about it only as radical industry reinvention.
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Hackathons seek to tap business models that can scale up ideas into startups ... - Economic Times

Hackathons seek to tap business models that can scale up ideas into startups ... - Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
BENGALURU: Two hackathons kicked off in different parts of India last weekend to address specific objectives, signifying coming of age of marathon coding events that have so far largely been about...
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