Posts Tagged ‘cooperatives’

How Rural Electric Cooperatives Can Support A Green New Deal

Above photo: RECC.coop. Today, as President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill is debated in Congress, it’s worth recalling that this isn’t the first time the US has faced an infrastructure deficit. “By the 1930s nearly 90 percent of US urban dwellers had electricity, but 90 percent of rural homes were without power. Investor-owned utilities […]

New Deal Electric Cooperatives Struggle To Democratize

Above photo: President Roosevelt delivers a speech at the dedication of the U.S. Rural Electrification Project. Getty Images. And Make a Green Transition. FDR program to electrify rural America is now beset by expensive coal plants and often-hidebound governing boards, as members clamor for transparency and renewables. What began three years ago as a campaign […]

Why Are Young People Joining Cooperatives?

Why Are Young People Joining Cooperatives? Above Photo: Courtesy of the International Cooperative Alliance  For many, cooperatives represent the past, not the future. But young people around the globe are challenging that notion. At the International Cooperative Alliance Conference, held in November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, members of the Youth Network, a multilingual, diverse, global initiative to connect […]

How Electricity Cooperatives In The US Are Paving The Way For A Renewable Future

Above Photo: From shareable.net That’s exactly how the cooperative system is supposed to work, he added. It’s an example of a core tenant of electricity cooperatives: sharing ideas. “It’s a mission. It’s time for us to learn from them and do what they are doing.” Woolery said. Wynn signs on to this philosophy too. In 2017, he wrote an […]

Shut Down The Democratic National Convention

Print Friendly Above Photo: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Mayor Jim Kenney, center, makes a campaign stop at Philadelphia’s City Hall in April. (Matt Rourke / AP) On July 25, opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Cheri Honkala, leader of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, who was denied a permit to […]

Iran urges practical change in Canada’s conduct

Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Sunday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi said a round of talks has been held with Canada, adding that the two sides will maintain contact. “What matters is that Canadians should stay away from the very extremist policies of the previous government, either […]

More Than Third Of Counties Median Income Dropped 10% Since 2000

Rockdale’s troubles have been extreme — no other U.S. county has experienced such a steep income drop since 2000 — but it isn’t alone in its travails. In more than one-third of the nation’s counties, the inflation-adjusted median income has dropped by 10 percent or more since 2000, according to a Stateline analysis of the Small Area Income […]

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