The Co-op Blog

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Someone wise once said, "it's good to learn something new everyday," and we really take that to heart here. While we aren't always the experts, we love to share what we know with you. Take some time to read through our blog posts. You'll find everything from sustainability, the cooperative movement, the answer to that Quizzo question from last night and (of course) energy. We welcome your thoughts and discussion as we strive to live more sustainable lives together!

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Local, PA | March 4, 2015

A few years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency created a free tool called Portfolio Manager to make it easier for building managers to measure and track their consumption of energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions. Philadelphia and a lot of other cities saw an opportunity.

Local, PA | February 27, 2015

Originally appearing on, we're sharing this column all about Philly Co-ops written by PACA's Caitlin Quigley. Take a look at part three of "Co-op Currents."

Heating Oil | February 27, 2015

In January, our members saved an average of $.34/gallon -- the highest savings we’ve seen this heating season.

Electricity | February 17, 2015

Experiencing a case of sticker shock after seeing your first heating season energy bills? Take advantage of quick and easy tools on PECO's website.

Electricity | February 16, 2015

When temperatures plummet, electricity consumption skyrockets.

Energy Industry & Technology, Sustainability, The Co-op | January 29, 2015

Biofuels often get a bad rap as environmentally taxing in their production, though The Energy Co-op has proven there's a sustainable method for harvesting renewable fuels.

Local, PA, Membership | January 22, 2015

Originally appearing on, we're sharing this column all about Philly Co-ops written by PACA's Caitlin Quigley. Take a look at part two of "Co-op Currents."

Energy Industry & Technology, Electricity | January 20, 2015

A year after the most volatile month in PJM market history, the electricity industry is holding its breath as we tiptoe through January. A repeat of last January would be a devastating blow to the industry, so it’s only appropriate to examine how the markets are faring.

Energy Industry & Technology, Sustainability | January 14, 2015

There’s an overwhelming number of elements to consider when designing a structure with peak efficiency in mind, but fortunately for the nascent and sustainably-minded homebuilder, there is a growing movement dedicated to minimizing energy consumption in new buildings.

Co-op News, Heating Oil | January 13, 2015

For the past two heating seasons, our members saved an average of $.21/gallon off the average retail price for heating oil in Pennsylvania. This season, our members have been saving even more. Check out this post to see how much Co-op members saved in December.

Staff Speaks

Did you know that each staff member contributes to our blog? Whether it's writing about their own experiences with sustainability or sharing their knowledge on the latest trends in the energy market, this is your opportunity to hear from our staff. Wonder which one of us wrote that awesome blog you just finished reading? Make sure to note the author of each post. Just one more way to get to know the friendly staff at The Energy Co-op!

You Talk, We Listen

The Co-op staff is really great, but we aren't mind readers. (Yet.)  Let us know what YOU want to read about. Have a question about sustainability that you want answered? Or maybe you've always wanted to know more about daily operations at The Co-op? Either way, we want to write about the things that you want to read. Send us your great ideas!


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