TRANSITIONS: HOW GOOD IDEAS GO GLOBAL

Traditional forms of energy supply are being challenged. Photo: Gas meter dials by Leo Reynolds on Flickr (Creative Commons) By Adrian Smith, STEPS Centre member How does a new way of doing things – say, fair trade, or community energy production – get a foothold? How does it avoid being overwhelmed or crushed by the…

LOW-CARBON INNOVATION IN CHINA – QUESTIONING THE RULES OF THE GAME

By Dr Adrian Ely, STEPS Centre member How do we create more low-carbon societies? It’s clear that “top down” and “bottom up” forms of innovation will both have a role to play, but what will be the balance between the two? A new report, “Game-changing China: Lessons from China about Disruptive Low Carbon Innovation” contains…