Our March theme was infrastructure planning.
We featured an interesting range of projects ranging from some thought provoking research into the challenges and opportunities around the transition to renewable energy in South Africa, through to a study on the translation of Local Area Energy Plans into tangible decarbonisation actions. Another research project looks at how can the Development Consent Order (DCO) process be strengthened to better support the delivery of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, while the final project we highlighted looks at what happens when wind farms reach the end of their operational or consent life.
Research projects on this topic
Local area energy planning
While the methodological development and production of LAEPs has moved forwards apace, attention needs to be given to how such tools work in the field.
Urban transformation in South Africa
This research investigates the sustainable energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy in South Africa.
End-of-life challenges for wind and solar energy sectors
Wind farms are reaching the end of their operational or consent life, but there has been little consideration about how end-of-life decisions should be made.
Practitioner’s experiences of Development Consent Order implementation
How can the Development Consent Order (DCO) process be strengthened to better support the delivery of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs)?