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Co-op Solutions in S.C. Graduate School Classroom

Friday, April 24, 2015


Call it “Co-op in the Classroom.” An electric cooperative leader led a group of graduate students at the University of South Carolina in using the co-op way to deal with the state’s energy challenges. “Nine scientists, earning graduate degrees in chemistry or engineering, were asked to learn a new language—the language of public policy,” said Mike [...]

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On the Ground in Haiti: Day 5

Friday, April 24, 2015


Americans love to go to the movies. Haitians are no different. “On some Friday and Saturday nights we have movie nights,” said Dana Brosig. “I love the children in this community and I want to broaden their imagination and minds with things they...

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On the Ground in Haiti: Day 4

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Without Ferdinand Cadet, many things would stop in Côteaux. His gas station is the only source for fuel for 45 miles. When it has gasoline, that is. When I arrived in Côteaux, Cadet had gone eight days without gas to sell. The delivery from Port au Prince, Haiti’s capital, was late.

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On the Ground in Haiti: Day 3

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


“This country is a hot country. Everyone needs ice.” True words spoken by Renold Pierre Paul Saphyr, who just happens to be the manager of the Usine Glace ice factory. When there is no...

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Attention, Capitol Hill: Co-ops Are Coming

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Former NRECA General Manager Clyde T. Ellis was fond of saying that the people who work in the electric cooperative program “feel they’re working in a cause of a movement or a crusade.” Want proof? Check out Washington, D.C., from May 3-5 as co-op managers, directors and staffers from across the country press the co-op [...]

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