In the light of the Chancellor's pronouncement that 'We're building a resilient economy'
Futures Forum: Budgeting for resilience?
... and in view of concerns over 'dependence' on Russian fossil fuels
Expert views: Ukraine, Russia and Europe's energy security | Carbon Brief
... it seems that the ongoing EU summit on energy
Futures Forum: EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework: ..." What is at Stake?"
is taking a very urgent look at 'alternatives':
EU talks turn to renewables as Ukrainian energy crisis looms - Utility Week
In which case, we seem to be looking again at the Transition Town model promoting resilience for local communities and economies:
Surfing the Waves of Change - YouTube
What is resilience? - Transition Town Totnes
Localisation and Resilience at the Local Level: The Case of Transition Town Totnes » Transition Culture
Here is an excellent video of Rob Hopkins, instigator of the Transition Towns movement, on his tour of the U.S. in October 2013 - where he gives concrete examples of how towns can organise themselves for local resilience in tough times:
Organizing For Resilience - YouTube
Transition Towns - Organizing For Resilience (video)
Organizing for Resilience: The Transition Towns Network | Dowser
Resurgence • Article - Resilience
With a further video from January 2014:
This film is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. There are stories of communities printing their own money, growing food, localising their economies and setting up community power stations.
In Transition 2.0: a story of resilience and hope in extraordinary times - YouTube
In Transition 2.0 - a story of resilience and hope in extraordinary times | Permaculture Magazine
In Transition 2 | Transition Network