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2014: The Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES)

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Research Briefing

This Research Briefing investigated the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) approach to developing a low carbon rural economy.  It looked at the scheme's efficiency, effectiveness, decision making, governance and management structure and conducted a number of stakeholder interviews.

The research was conducted as part of the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme under the Economic Adaptation Theme in Programme 1 (Environmental Change). This briefing highlights the need for consistent policy and governmental support to develop secure and affordable infrastructures to export electricity efficiently. For more details please download a copy of the report in the download section below.

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Achieving a Low Carbon Rural Economy through Community Renewable Generation Projects

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