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01/14/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/14/2020 10:06

Jack Barnett, co-founder and president of Clean Energy Co-op Inc., is this week’s guest on Everything Co-op

Jack Barnett

Jack Barnett, a co-founder and president of the northeastern Pennsylvania-based Clean Energy Co-op Inc., will appear on Everything Co-op on Thursday, January 16, at 10:30 am Eastern Time. A weekly exploration of the impact and potential of the cooperative business model, Everything Co-op aims to generate interest in and support for the cooperative movement.

Hosted by Vernon Oakes and conversational in format, the show is streamed live at every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT. Everything Co-op also airs live in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area on WOL 1450 AM-Radio One's premiere talk radio station.

Vernon and Jack will discuss how the cooperative has helped communities to transition to clean renewable energy sources.

Clean Energy Co-op Inc. started in 2014 as a 'spin-out' from the local non-profit Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support (SEEDS), with a mission to develop clean energy resources for the benefit of its rural community and it's current 80+ members. To date the Clean Energy Co-op has financed 3 commercial-scale solar system projects at farms and on a non-profit community center (and hopefully a fourth project this coming spring) using cooperative capital, along with grant funding.

Jack is a board member with SEEDS. He has been a solar advocate for decades, as well as a past chair of a state chapter of the American Solar Energy Society.

Listen to archived episodes-including NCBA CLUSA's centennial podcast series in partnership with Everything Co-op-at