Blog: The Current
The Energy Co-op – A Co-operative Business in Action

What makes The Energy Co-op’s model that much different from others?

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Four Things Co-operatives Can Do that Corporations Can’t

Four Things Co-operatives Can Do that Corporations Can’t

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Community solar projects can make solar available to all.

No roof? No problem. If community solar legislation is passed in PA, solar power will become a real option for many more households.

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Where is the utility scale solar in PA?

PA is falling behind neighboring states when it comes to utility-scale solar generation.

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We are our members

New initiatives to build the member community are taking off in 2019.

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How green is your green energy?

Do you know where your clean energy comes from? Or how your green energy dollars are being used?

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WRISE hosts TED Talk on sustainable energy financing

Shannon Crooker, director of the PA Sustainable Energy Fund, talks energy financing in Old City.

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Seven novel renewable energy technologies

Some new, some improved, and one with space lasers.

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So, what is RNG?

Renewable Natural Gas, explained.

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Building community through energy

At The Energy Co-op, we’re more than an energy supplier; we’re a cooperative community.

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Stay cool and build a better Pennsylvania

Keep your energy dollars local by signing up for one of our clean energy plans today.

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The Energy Co-op celebrates Earth Day

Join us for events throughout the region this spring!

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Co-op Faces: Scott Whittemore

Meet Scott, our Member Services Associate.

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WRISE is rising in Philadelphia

The Energy Co-op’s Alexandra Kroger recently elected president of Phila. chapter of Women in Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy.

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A SMART way to enhance the generation capabilities of wind power plants.

New technologies are increasing the efficiency and decreasing the cost of wind power.

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Nuclear power gets second look from advocates of carbon-free energy.

But not at the expense of renewable energy resources.

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Co-op Faces: Bryan Hutchinson

Meet Bryan: The Co-op’s accountant and a long-time member.

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Energy Co-op recommits to member engagement

We are our members.

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Co-op Faces: Ron Fisher

Meet Ron, The Energy Co-op’s new Executive Director.

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Using the power of community to deliver better energy options.

The Energy Co-op has been helping our members save money on heating oil for over 40 years.

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U.S. carbon emissions rose in 2018

Reversal of downward trend comes as climate change impacts become harder to ignore.

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Co-op Faces: Bethany Bender

Meet Bethany, the Co-op’s heating oil program manager.

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Seven tips for saving energy this winter

Helpful tips to control your household energy costs.

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Why choose a cooperative for your energy needs?

Co-ops are member-owned, democratic organizations accountable only to those they serve.

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Why is electricity expensive in the winter, too?

Winter electricity prices: At the mercy of weather and shifting fuel supplies.

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Co-op Faces: Divya Desai

Meet Divya, the Co-op’s Operations Manager

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Report: Wind power now cheapest option for new capacity

New Levelized Cost of Energy report demonstrates that renewables are cheaper than fossil fuels even without subsidy.

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Sustainable alternatives to petroleum products

Petroleum alternatives can help reduce your environmental footprint.

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The Co-op partners with the Schuylkill Environmental Education Center

Join the Co-op, support the Center!

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Co-op Faces: Alexandra Kroger

Meet Alexandra, the Co-op’s Energy Program Manager.

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PEA awarded DOE grant to expand energy education in PA

Philadelphia Energy Authority-led partnership to create nation’s first three year clean energy training program.

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The nuts and bolts of starting a co-op

The South Philly Food Co-op: Coming soon in 2019!

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Offshore wind in PA?

Offshore wind development in Lake Erie could provide clean power to western PA.

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WRISE celebrates National Clean Energy Week

Mini-TED talks in Old City highlight clean energy developments in PA.

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Life after PES?

New report from Penn’s Kleinman Center calls refinery’s future into question.

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PYN Intern: Go solar, support the community.

Solar jobs help young people stay in Philly.

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Introducing: The Current

The Energy Co-op’s place for energy and sustainability news.

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Is forest-biomass electricity carbon neutral?

Scott Pruitt says yes but others aren’t so sure.

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The Energy Co-op’s team is growing!

Welcome the new faces of The Co-op.

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The next big thing in energy is offshore.

New developments in offshore wind show huge potential.

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Should I fill my tank now or later?

Things to consider when it comes to oil prices.

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Don’t get “slammed.”

Don’t show your PECO bill to door-to-door salespeople.

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The great (proposed) fossil fuel bailout of 2018.

U.S. Department of Energy asked to intervene to keep coal plants open.

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New rules for electricity storage.

A level playing field for energy storage.

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Cybersecurity and the grid.

Possible foreign cyber attacks threaten U.S. energy infrastructure.

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