Saving Private Reilly – windfarm start up has it right

Today driving into work I was pleasantly surprised to hear a spokesperson say on the radio that a community wind farm in Clare is doing it ‘to find their own answers and solutions’, long being an advocate of less government and specifically less government control unless required, it was truly heart-warming to know that people are not relying on the state to solve their problems, at least not in West Clare they aren’t anyway!

The new wind farm is coming about due to the co-operation of 30 farming families, it will give a dividend back to the local parish (for interesting insight into socialised public rent read up about Alaska’s citizen dividend) meaning that there will be benefit directly for the people affected. Private solutions are the best solutions in my opinion, the state has had virtually no role in this project (other than granting planning permission) and it is proof that people, indeed whole communities, parishes, and counties, know best …

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