Visiting grassroots innovation researcher comes to SPRU

Anna Schreuer, researcher at the Inter-University Research Centre (IFZ) in Graz and PhD student at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, will be coming to the University of Sussex for a research visit in October and November 2012.  Anna’s research looks at citizen engagement in energy issues, focusing specifically on collective citizen ownership of green electricity plants in Austria and Germany. During her stay at the University of Sussex she will be in close contact with researchers at the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU) working on community energy and other grassroots initiatives. Anna is looking forward to use this opportunity to learn more about developments in the UK in the area of community energy and to discuss research insights and analytical approaches on community energy with the research group at SPRU.