Hardening the Power Grid

Climate Change Electricity Cooperatives Energy Hurricane Privatization

            Marble Falls      When Hurricane Ida came into the greater New Orleans area in August 2021, we were spared, or so we thought.  The levees held.  Flooding was minimal.  Evacuations were chaotic, leading for continuing calls for re-establishing contraflow to ease mass exits, but on the whole, we all mostly felt lucky.  Then the …

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Stacking the Deck on Co-op Governance

ACORN International Electricity Cooperatives Labor Neighbor Local 100

            Marble Falls      We’ve looked at the diversity and governance of rural electric cooperatives closely over the last five or six years.  By we, I mean ACORN International, Labor Neighbor Research & Training Center, and Local 100 United Labor Unions that came together as the Rural Power Project.  It hasn’t been a pretty picture. …

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