Participatory democracy (Spain 1936-38) was a “strange and valuable” experience where one could “breathe the air of equality” and where normal human motives like snobbishness, greed, and fear of authority had ceased to exist.
Britain can go down one of two routes now. One is to a future based on renewables, alongside greater investment in energy efficiency, where local communities have much greater say how their power is provided. The other is to a future based on polluting fossil fuels.
A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out one country at which humanity is always landing. And when humanity lands there, it looks out, and seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias.