Over the last few years, community energy researchers, and practitioners who are interested in research, have expressed a desire to connect, share and learn from each other.  However, they have lacked an organised forum in which to do so.

To redress this, the Coalition for Community Energy (C4CE) recently formed a research committee to facilitate the establishment of a national community energy research network.  The network is a platform for community energy research sharing and collaboration.  The network is open to academics and practitioners interested in community energy research and will be accessed via C4CE’s new Knowledge Hub (coming soon).

Over the next 12 months, the research committee will invite network members to:

  • make contributions to a quarterly e-newsletter to share information about research projects, publications, events, funding opportunities, collaboration opportunities, and the like;
  • attend/present seminar(s) on research in community energy; and
  • join a community energy reading group.

Our new board member, Adrian Ford, has been appointed chair of the research committee and invites you to join the network.  If you would like a more active role, please express your interest in joining the research committee by emailing research@c4ce.net.au.  You may also direct comments, questions and suggestions to this address as your input will help shape and create value in this new platform.