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IMHO an approach such as that of Maitland Mackie which is along Danish lines of a myriad small developments is both more achievable, and also consistent with a decentralised economy.
Solveig and I had a really interesting afternoon with him, but he was already set on a conventional (Victorian era) Cooperative model using genetically modified companies and failed in his ambitious (but perfectly achievable) strategy.
He ha d already installed off his own bat 3 Vesta V52s - Margaret, Matilda and Mirabel.
If locals genuinely share in the benefits and cash flow - rather than developers giving them a new bus shelter and fucking off with the loot - then we would get somewhere.
IMHO the Vesta workers should do a bit of Venture Communism solve their quality problems with some expert help, and participate in creating a network of a few hundred local Community Energy Partnership schemes.
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