Growing Away from Big Coal

Moran, Susan
June 2009
High Country News;6/22/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 11, p7
The article focuses on the transition of rural electric cooperatives (co-ops) such as United Power to gradually use renewable resources for energy. It features the first cooperative solar farm in the U.S. located in Brighton, Colorado that details rentable solar panels. Factors that cause electric cooperatives to change from non-renewable resources like coal to renewable such as wind or solar power are management changes, pressure from cooperative members and outside political factors such as power generation required by state and environmental concerns. Electric cooperative Tri-State Generation and Transmission Inc. aims to generate local renewable power to offer cheap electricity aside from using coal. Announced projects for renewable energy includes solar and wind farms.


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