AAT Research and Publications

Research

AAT's work was highlighted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. The Department for International Development (DFID) prepared the case study document and made a video about the project. The six selected projects were discussed by a panel in Johannesburg including Clare Short, the vice president of the World Bank, and the leader of the Trade Union Congress in South Africa. DFID also held a follow-up mini-summit in London which AAT attended and gave a presentation.
Awel Aman Tawe has also been selected as a case study for three major research projects:

  • WALES SCEnE: Sustainability: Community, Environment, Economy. The project is run out of the University of Wales Bangor and will be producing a best practice guide to sustainability.
  • Practical Evaluation Tools for Urban Sustainability (PETUS) which is a European project being run in the UK by the Welsh School of Architecture, University of Cardiff.
  • University of Wales, Swansea a research project on sustainability in Wales part of which covers renewable energy.


Publications

Publications on Awel Aman Tawe include the following:

  • Hinshelwood E. Using the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (July 2003) Community Development Journal Vol. 38, Number 3. Oxford University Press
  • Davies H. (April 2003) Awel Aman Tawe in Social Enterprise
  • DFID and Countryside Agency (February 2003) Constraints and levers to community participation, experiences from Awel Aman Tawe?, DFID and Countryside Agency Social Sustainability Workshop Report
  • McCallum D. (January 2003) Egni Cymunedol in Adlais Gwledig, Journal of Wales Rural Forum
  • Hartley J. (December 2002) Awel Aman Tawe, LEDIS (Local Economic Development Initiatives)
  • Awel Aman Tawe (November 2002) in Sustainable Regions

 

  • Ross M. (September 2002) Power to the People, Regeneration and Renewal
  • Johnston E. (ed) (September 2002) 'Awel Aman Tawe, Community Energy' by D. McCallum in The Welsh Potential for Renewable Energy, Institute for Welsh Affairs
  • Johnston E. (ed) (September 2002) 'Community Energy? the way forward', The Welsh Potential for Renewable Energy, Institute for Welsh Affairs
  • DFID and Countryside Agency (June 2002) 'Awel Aman Tawe' in a seminar report, Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches within a UK Context
  • World Summit Case Study: Awel Aman Tawe (2002) www.livelihoods.org
  • 'Awel Aman Tawe: Public Participation in Renewable Energy Development' (July 2002), International Association of People-Environment Studies, in La Corunna, Galicia, Spain, conference paper given by Patrick Devine-Wright and due to be published as part of proceedings
  • ¬†'Awel Aman Tawe' (2002) in The Quiet Revolution, Shell Better Britain Campaign
  • Hinshelwood E. 'Power to the People: obstacles and opportunities facing community-led development initiatives'. (2001) Community Development Journal Vol.36 No.2. Oxford University Press
  • Hinshelwood E. & McCallum D. 'Consulting communities: a Renewable Energy toolkit' (2001) Department for Trade and Industry.
  • Hinshelwood E. & McCallum D. 'Examining Approaches to Renewables Consultation. Experiences from Awel Aman Tawe' (2001) Department for Trade and Industry.
  • Hinshelwood E. 'Power to the People: obstacles and opportunities facing community-led development initiatives'. (2001) Community Development Journal Vol.36 No.2. Oxford University Press.
  • Hinshelwood E. 'Community funded wind power¬†' the missing link in UK wind farm development'' (2000) Wind Engineering Vol. 24 No. 4
  • 'Community Energy ~ Experiences from a South Wales wind farm project (Awel Aman Tawe)' (2000) www.livelihoods.org
  • Hinshelwood E. 'Whistling in the Wind: The role of communities in RE development' (2000) NATTA Local Renewables Conference Report April 2000/ RENEW (September 2000)


AAT has also worked CEDA, a social enterprise in Glasgow looking to develop a community wind farm project and with the Countryside Agency in England to help develop its work using the sustainable livelihoods approach. AAT is also working with the West Wales Eco Centre on a community wind turbine in Pembrokeshire and a community anaerobic digester in Ireland (anaerobic digester uses sewage to generate electricity).