The Rail Cymru - A People's Railway for Wales, report has been commissioned by the Co-operative Party, ASLEF, Co-operatives & Mutuals Wales and Co-operatives UK, and written by Professor Paul Salveson.
Administration is often a wasteful and costly process, both to employees and to the economy at large. Saving business through worker co-operatives argues that up to 7,500 enterprises could be eligible to be saved through action to allow workers to take over the businesses.
There is strong political support for community energy. Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, recently said “I want nothing less than a community energy revolution”, and the May 2010 Coalition Agreement states “we will encourage community-owned renewable energy schemes where local people benefit from the power produced.” Community energy has considerable economic, social and environmental benefits, as set out in the Community Energy Manifesto published by Co-operatives UK and the Co-operative Group.
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