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Throughout the United States local utility companies are switching over to what are called “smart meters.” Utility companies state that these meters help their customers save money and energy. But this is not the case. Not only has it been shown that these meters are increasing customer’s utility bills but people are becoming increasingly concerned […]
The Cooperative Business Model is one that will put money and power back into the hands of people while strengthening communities in the process. The UN named 2012 as the “international year of cooperatives.” According to the UN, nearly 1 billion people worldwide are co-op member-owners. According to the UN, co-ops are expected to be […]