The Next Next Greatest Thing: An Electric Cooperative Manifesto

22 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2011  

D. Maurice Kreis

Vermont Law School, Institute for Energy and the Environment

Abstract

Electric Cooperatives are in crisis, owing to management scandals and environmental controversies. This paper argues that a return to fundamental cooperative principles is in order and can be accomplished without compromising the independence and flexibility enjoyed by management at these utilities. Suggested reforms include transparency and good-governance initiatives.

Keywords: electricity, energy, cooperatives, governance

JEL Classification: K23, L32, M14

Suggested Citation

Kreis, D. Maurice, The Next Next Greatest Thing: An Electric Cooperative Manifesto. Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 11-18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1881033 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1881033

Donald Maurice Kreis (Contact Author)

Vermont Law School, Institute for Energy and the Environment ( email )

68 North Windsor Street
P.O. Box 60
South Royalton, VT 05068
United States

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