NAACP: Starting an Energy Cooperative

As your Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) unit begins to plan your energy justice project, you may decide that an energy cooperative is right for your community. A cooperative is a community-owned and managed business that is operated by and for the benefit of its members who use the electricity provided by the co-op. Energy cooperatives serve to ensure community access to clean and renewable energy, increase local employment and job training opportunities, and develop community wealth

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