Richard Knox: Your vote can assure NH Electric Co-op accountability

Richard Knox: Your vote can assure NH Electric Co-op accountability

May 20, 2024 WHEN the 70,000 members of the New Hampshire Electric Co-op get ballots for the company’s annual election this week, they’ll have an opportunity to weigh in on a proposed change in the company’s bylaws. It sounds boring and pro-forma, but in fact the proposal is critical to the functioning of the $185 million-a-year electric utility and broadband company. The bylaws change would […]

Read Me

Op-Ed: Basic Issue in NH Electric Co-op Election: Who Speaks for Members’ Best Interests?

Op-Ed: Basic Issue in NH Electric Co-op Election: Who Speaks for Members’ Best Interests?

By RICHARD KNOX The NH Electric Co-op election, which began on Tuesday and will continue until June 12, sparks a crucial public debate for approximately one in 10 New Hampshire residents who rely on this nonprofit utility for their power. The crux is simply this: Who’s looking out for electricity-buyers’ best interests? Keep in mind that utility companies are state-sanctioned monopolies. They have a license […]

Read Me

US electric co-ops apex sues government over green power rules

US electric co-ops apex sues government over green power rules

Green groups have welcomed new rules to tackle climate change, but NRECA says they are unlawful and threaten US energy supplies May 14, 2024 Miles Hadfield The US National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA_ over its new power plant rule. Designed to address the threat of climate change and push the US towards cleaner energy, the […]

Read Me

The Rural Power Project

The Rural Power Project  is organized by the Labor Neighbor Research and Training Center (LNRTC) – a 501c3 nonprofit specializing in the support of community and labor organizations, particularly when they are working together in alliance. LNRTC also supports this work with research and analysis on issues and campaigns and engages in organizing and leader training and development.

Read Me