Rewards of Ownership

Curti, Julie; Goetz, Justin
November 2008
Rural Cooperatives;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 75 Issue 6, p4
The article presents several successful community-based renewable energy projects in the U.S. The town of Plainview, Nebraska is a corn-producing area, so the townspeople decided to invest in ethanol production which has generated $130,000 in property tax revenue and $30 million in added income to local farmers. The city of Ashland, Oregon has installed a 63.5 kW community solar electric system as part of its community-based renewable energy.


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