Vision and Mission
Co-op Power is a multi-racial, multi-class movement building a sustainable and just energy future
Co-op Power is a grassroots vehicle to counter political and social trends that compromise the environment and economy. Locally owned group-based businesses can anchor capital and build community in ways few other business structures can.
To address the energy needs of the Northeast, Co-op Power is building renewable energy resources. The first project is a biodiesel production facility called Northeast Biodiesel that uses recycled vegetable oil to make a regionally produced, regionally owned renewable fuel for home heating and transportation. Co-op Power is also supporting the development of community solar and other renewable projects in the region to provide regionally produced, regionally owned renewable electricity.
To anchor capital in the Northeast, Co-op Power is building renewable energy resources that are owned by a large group of people who live in this region. If one person or a small group of people owned these resources, they would be free to cash them in whenever they stood to make a profit.
By retaining majority ownership of these businesses, Co-op Power is more likely to ensure the jobs, capital and renewable energy resources continue to benefit the region.
Co-op Power plans to address the energy needs of this region, root capital in area towns and cities and build environmentally and economically sustainable communities.
To build environmentally and economically sustainable communities, Co-op Power must educate and organize people in the region to use less energy, to use renewable and regionally-produced energy, and to vote with their dollars for democratically-owned, group-based businesses that permanently anchor capital in our region.
Co-op Power launches sustainable energy projects and initiatives, secures membership access for renewable energy products & services, achieves environmental goals, educates the public, and supports local communities in our region. Join us!