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UCL Energy Institute

The UCL Energy Institute delivers world-leading learning, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security. Our approach blends expertise from across UCL, to make a truly interdisciplinary contribution to the development of a globally sustainable energy system. We are part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment

UCL Energy supports action research projects, which aim to learn from and support participants as they implement solutions to real world problems. Community Energy is recognised as having the potential to transform the UK’s energy system and put energy consumers into the centre of small-scale production, distribution and use networks. This project offers an opportunity to understand the challenges and benefits of groups who take this step. The project has the potential to contribute to broader understanding of the potential of community energy and closed loop cycles. Using micro AD in an urban environment to bring together food waste reduction, green energy production and support for local community initiatives is novel and offers great learning potential.