Regenerative Energy Communities

Welcome to Regenerative Energy Communities. This project explores how current energy paradigms can be challenged by energy approaches that work with agroecology and regenerative agriculture's central commitment of not only maintaining but actively reviving and enhancing the health and resilience of local ecosystems.

The project engages members of the public interested in the crucial problems of contemporary energy practices through creative, community-inspired experiments with alternative approaches to energy provision. This can include local farmers, growers and energy enthusiasts, but also anyone interested in collectively exploring what possible forms a regenerative energy practice might take.

Through our ongoing Energy and Agriculture Open Labs, podcast series, and free to replicate small-scale prototypes, we collectively experiment with and share a range of regenerative energy practices and principles able to generate new and challenging perspectives on energy provision aimed at supporting socioecological transformation.

Regenerative Energy Communities is a 3-year research project funded by the Swedish Energy Agency as part of their program People, Energy Systems and Society (MESAM) and is a collaboration between Linnaeus University (Department of Design + Change), Linköping University (Department of Technology and Social Change) and Plymouth University (i-DAT).

More information about the project's content and upcoming activities can be found on our website www.regenerative-energy-communities.org/.

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Who are we working with?

Our Project is partly located within VXO Farmlab, who describes themselves as: "a collective experimental urban farm space that explores local food economies, resilient food networks and regenerative cultural flourishings."