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457. America’s Electric Cooperatives: Showing the Way to a Sustainable Future?

Martin Lowery believes cooperatives are responsible for what might be greatest engineering feat of the 20th century in the United States: bringing electricity to millions of rural homes after private companies refused to provide the infrastructure to extend power lines into the heart of the country. Lowery is the Executive Vice President for Member and […]

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391. The self-delivery model of the Windvogel in practice

The Windvogel is a cooperative association whose goal is the realisation and generation of renewable energy. The Windvogel contributes to this through the development of new wind turbines and the purchasing and operating of existing turbines and solar PV installations. Founded in 1991 the cooperation now has over 2000 members in the Netherlands. It has […]

363. Cornish Company Shortlisted for Co-operative of the Year

Cornwall’s Renewable Energy Co-operative, a worker owned renewable energy company, has beaten nearly 6000 other Co-operative businesses throughout the UK to become one of just three selected finalists for the coveted “Co-operative of the Year UK” award. R-ECO is up for the award for ‘demonstrated excellence in the areas of business and commercial performance, installing […]

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328. Cornish solar company joins pioneering scheme in Bristol

Cornwall’s Renewable Energy Co-operative (R-ECO) is one of 9 leading solar energy installers that have formed Bristol Area Solar Installers Co-operative (BASIC). This is the first case in the fledgling but fast-growing solar industry, where would-be competitors have joined forces to deliver large scale projects providing free solar energy systems to areas in fuel poverty. […]

327. Heartlands – A Pioneering Community Project

The Renewable Energy Co-operative (R-ECO) has become part of a ground breaking community project based in the heart of Cornwall. The 33 Million pound big lottery funded project, named “Heartlands” regenerated a dilapidated mining area in Pool Cornwall into a “cultural playground” for the local community and visitors. The Heartlands boasts business units, performance and […]