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Energy Democracy in Action

Choctaw Electric meeting

In Appalachia and across the country, ratepayers are demanding more clean energy, affordability, choice and transparency from their energy providers. Roanoke Electric Cooperative Roanoke Electric Exemplifies Service to Members A rural North Carolina cooperative responds to member feedback by fostering

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Roanoke Electric Exemplifies Service to Members

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A rural North Carolina cooperative responds to member feedback by fostering economic development and clean energy.

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Power to the People

Randy Wilson

In Appalachia and across the country, people are reclaiming their power from electricity monopolies that weren’t serving their needs.

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Iowa Electric Co-op Embraces Solar

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Since 2008, Eastern Iowa’s Farmers Electric Cooperative has integrated more solar power after seeing the financial benefits it brings to the community.

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Advancing a Democratic Energy System

Tom Cormons

Our Executive Director Tom Cormons discusses why we need an energy system that is responsive and responsible to the people it serves.

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Virginians Petition For Change at Their Electric Co-op

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Rappahannock Electric’s attempt to block members’ efforts to bring reform amendments to the ballot has sparked a legal dispute. All other Virginia electric co-ops have joined Rappahannock in opposing the members’ push for transparency.

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Reform at One Southwestern Co-op Spurs Change at Another

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In the Southwest, several electric cooperatives are demanding better terms and more renewables from their power provider.

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Members of Choctaw Electric Continue to Reform Their Co-op

Choctaw Electric meeting

Deep-seated corruption at an Oklahoma electric cooperative spurred several member-owners to organize a campaign for reform.

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Advocates Increase Powell Valley Electric Co-op Member Participation

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A citizens group is calling for transparency at their electric cooperative, and helped to generate the second-largest voter turnout in recent history at the co-op’s annual meeting.

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Reformers Uncover Corruption, Bring Change to Pedernales Co-op

The late Ric Sternberg

Poor solar policies led members of the nation’s largest electric co-op to investigate the board and file a class-action lawsuit.

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