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Blueskin Energy Project begins community consultation phase

posted Oct 23, 2012, 5:47 PM by ema-1 ema-1
""The aim is to have a thriving community with energy security based around several social enterprises which are valued by the community and contribute to it," Mr Willis said. Working alongside him is fellow Waitati resident and University of Otago researcher Chris Freear. "If we get this right, it could be just one of a number of community wind turbine clusters that appear throughout the region and the country," Mr Freear said. His focus though is on energy efficiency. Specifically, how social networks can be used to help people not just know about, but implement, changes that will make their homes warmer and healthier. Tapping into existing social networks is proving effective"