Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Durango, Colorado Area Voters Take Back Their Utility!

During the New Deal era, hundreds of rural electric cooperatives were created. A co-op is governed by member vote - but the boards of directors of these organizations are often, well, fossilized.

The times, they are a changin'! Passionate, informed, pro-solar community organizers are emerging everywhere, reclaiming long-dormant democratic traditions. The results are in - and solar advocates are picking up seats.


IGNACIO – Two of the four renewable-energy candidates won election Saturday to the La Plata Electric Association board of the directors, ousting a 21-year incumbent, Herb Brodsky, and Bobby Lieb, who also serves as a La Plata County commissioner.

Voter participation nearly doubled from last year as 8,139 votes were cast in a heated race in which challengers said the cooperative was overdue for a shake-up.


Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute http://www.solargardens.org
CEO, Solar Panel Hosting LLC http://www.solarpanelhosting.com
(719)207-3097 direct

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