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Posts tagged: co-op

Electric Co-op Promotes Home Energy Efficiency With “The Wall”

(Left to right)  Bob Dickey Discussing features of the Wall With North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan. Also shown: Aaron Ridenour at a North Dakota Energy Expo.

(Left to right) Bob Dickey Discussing features of the Wall With North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan. Also shown: Aaron Ridenour at a North Dakota Energy Expo.

Born in the first half of the 20th century, rural electric cooperatives drove the monumental effort to bring electricity to remote areas of the country where investor-owned utilities could not make a profit.  Owned by their members and not-for-profit organizations, rural electric cooperatives have been providing safe, reliable and affordable electric power for 75 years. Read more »

Co-ops Make the World a Better Place

Paul Hazen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Cooperative Business Association, speaking at a recent cooperatives event.

Paul Hazen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Cooperative Business Association, speaking at a recent cooperatives event.

Cooperatives are born out of community need.  They are founded on the ideals of social responsibility and self-help.  For that reason, it seems most fitting that the seventh of the cooperative principles is “concern for community.”  Members of the National Cooperative Business Association—and cooperatives around the world—subscribe to all seven cooperative principles. Read more »