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I think that much of the opposition comes from the scale of the wind-farms proposed.

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.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Tue Jul 28th, 2009 at 07:38:37 AM EST
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