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A New Deal For Electric Co-ops: How Members Can Exercise Ownership To Strengthen Democracy

November 11th, 2019 | by John Farrell

While most Americans get their electricity from a private company, about 1 in 8 Americans actually own their utility as a member-owner of a rural electric cooperative. For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Liz Veazey, Network Director of We Own It, and Chris Woolery, Residential Energy Coordinator at the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development


An Overlooked Solution For Competitive & Local Renewable Power

January 25th, 2018 | by John Farrell

Today, there’s a battle brewing across the US to reinvigorate a little-used law and bring it into alignment with a modern marketplace riper than ever for small-scale renewables. Like other policies that present compelling local economic value -- among them net metering and community solar -- PURPA lives or dies by its implementation



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