Besides organizing to prevent and end fracking, I submit we need to keep clear the opportunities to advance decentralized renewable energy.
England's Baywind co-op was spurred by a Swedish enterprise in the 1990s. The British citizens have shown a spirit of initiative worthy of Ian Fleming's fictional James Bond.
Consider this: Westmill Wind Farm, in South Oxfordshire is built on land owned by Adam Twine, an organic farmer. The project consists of five 1.3MW turbines, capable of generating sufficient electricity for the equivalent of 2,500 homes. It is the largest 100% community-owned wind farm in the UK, taking over that title from Baywind Energy Co-op in Cumbria which has existed since 1996.
Adam Twine had wanted a wind farm (preferably community owned) on his land for many years and by the time it was finally built in 2008 he had invested a great deal of his own time, effort and money to bring his dream to fruition. The planning process dragged on for many years against some fierce opposition but eventually consent was given for the project to proceed, to the delight of the enthusiastic group of local activists who had campaigned for a local wind farm....
Baywind on youtube:
Things have been happening in the US too.
Check out Co-op Power in Massachusetts for example: