The Co-op Blog
Information, Thoughts, News and Trivia
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!
We are happy to announce the launch of a new product called Solar Leader. We're offering this product in partnership with Solar States to help bring new solar energy production to Philadelphia and we invite you to join us in this effort.
Have you heard? The City of Philadelphia reached an agreement to sell PGW to a private holding company for $1.86 billion. What is there to know about the deal?
Five SE Pennsylvania counties have high levels of particulate air pollution (from the EPA). What are the "health benefit savings" generated by on-road diesel vehicles?
Part of our responsibility is to always keep looking for new ways to do things better, and more sustainably. What product innovations have we been working on?
Earlier this month I attended the Tri-State Sustainability Symposium. It was a day-long event filled with tons of information covering diverse topics such as green technology, business and sustainability, information for commercial real estate owners and tenants, and renewable energy.
The wholesale electricity market is very volatile, especially in the northeast and mid-Atlantic. When you buy fixed-price electricity, someone else is assuming the volatility risk and you're essentially buying an insurance policy to hedge that risk for them.
Before the end of this year, all of PECO’s 1.6 million customers will have a smart meter installed as a requirement of Act 129. My home received its smart meter about two months ago and I have to tell you, I’m fascinated by it.
Just as Northern California is known for wine, the Philadelphia area has garnered a reputation as one of the most vibrant craft beer regions in the country. Sitting at the epicenter is the City of Brotherly Love with two full-scale breweries, six brewpubs, dozens of renowned bars, and thousands of thirsty consumers. What impact does the brewing process make on the environment?
The bitter cold and snow of Winter 2014 has caused energy prices to soar and has particularly been unkind to heating oil users. Read more to learn about the value of buying cooperatively.
During the month of January, extremely cold weather created record electricity demand while a medley of generation issues constrained demand. The combination of these events created severe price volatility which had an immediate effect on the electricity industry.
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