CESET Briefings

Briefing papers are regularly produced by the CESET team on various issues relating to community energy systems in the regions we study, as well as on broader aspects of the project and research itself. This is an updated list of all the open access briefing papers we have produced. 

Research ethics after COVID-19: perspectives from the CESET team

In this briefing paper written by Enora Robin, Vanesa Castán Broto, and Long Seng To, the CESET team reflect on the ethics of doing research in the post-pandemic world. 

Financial aspects of micro and pico-community energy systems

In this briefing paper written by Vanesa Castán Broto, David Jones, Sandy Robinson, Enora Robin and Joshua Kirshner, the CESET team reflect upon the basic financial features of community energy systems development as we plan to put in practice within the CESET project, while also raising important questions to understand community energy systems in general.

Comments on Mozambique’s new regulation for off-grid energy

Written by Vanesa Castán Broto, this CESET briefing provides a critique of Mozambique’s new regulation for off-grid energy as drawn from the experience of the international project CESET. 

Towards an intersectional perspective on community energy: work-in-progress within CESET

This briefing explains how CESET is trying to develop an intersectional perspective in our approach to community energy. First, we discuss the idea of intersectionality and what it would mean to think about intersectionality in practice. Second, we explore the approach to EDI strategy in CESET and what such an approach means in the context of infrastructure coproduction. Our perspective departs from the recognition of a gender gap in energy access and the difficulty in applying an intersectionality perspective to understand transitions. The third part of the briefing focuses on the practical application of intersectionality theory in one of CESET’s main activities, building an energy laboratory in peri-urban Maputo.

CESET_PolicyBrief_Oportunidades para Absorver Projectos Comunitários Energéticos em Moçambique

Carlos Shenga and Lorraine Howe of the Centre for Research on Governance and Development in Maputo have published a Portuguese language policy brief on Mozambique's off-grid energy regulation. The policy brief provides an overview of a study that assessed the opportunities and challenges for the uptake of off-grid energy projects in the country.