Community Solar Cooperatives in Developing Countries

The Cooperative Society Newsletter May 2019, Issue 15 by E.G. Nadeau  This paper provides a brief overview of recent and prospective changes in access to electricity in developing countries. These changes can contribute to the goal of worldwide electrification by 2030. One of these changes is the increasing development of community solar cooperatives that provideContinue reading “Community Solar Cooperatives in Developing Countries”

Developing Strategies for U.S. and Global Green New Deals

The Cooperative Society Newsletter January 2019, Issue 13 by E.G. Nadeau, Ph.D. We’ve written two books about the societal transformation that we believe is taking place. Our hypotheses are based on our research of seven broad sets of variables such as economic power, the environment, quality of life, and more. If this is of interestContinue reading “Developing Strategies for U.S. and Global Green New Deals”

Critical Thinking, Constructive Action, and the Climate Crisis

The Cooperative Society Newsletter November 2018, Issue 12 by E.G. Nadeau, Ph.D. As I thought about what to write in this November article, two topics came to mind: critical thinking and the climate crisis. Choosing a topic The focus on critical thinking results from my fear that the ability, or at least the tendency, toContinue reading “Critical Thinking, Constructive Action, and the Climate Crisis”

Can We Electrify the World by 2030?

The Cooperative Society Newsletter September 2018, Issue 11 by E.G. Nadeau, Ph.D. A little over a billion people have no access to electricity. That’s 1/7th of the world’s population. There are hundreds of millions more whose energy is unreliable, dirty, unhealthy, inadequate, unsustainable, and/or expensive – for example, kerosene, diesel, wood, and candles.[1] At theContinue reading “Can We Electrify the World by 2030?”

Is life getting better all the time? A comparative review of three new books that say “Yes”

The Cooperative Society Newsletter May 2018, Issue 9 By E.G. Nadeau Three books by well-known authors hit the shelves in early 2018. Taken together, they make a convincing case that the world is becoming a better place for human beings. In the face of daily bombardments in the media and from dystopian politicians and punditsContinue reading “Is life getting better all the time? A comparative review of three new books that say “Yes””

Climate Update: A Race Against Time

The Cooperative Society Newsletter March 2018, Issue 8 By E.G. Nadeau In the July 2017 issue of The Cooperative Society Project newsletter, we wrote an article entitled “Trump Withdraws from the Climate Change Agreement, but the Rest of the World Is Still In.” A lot has happened in the last six months – ugly, bad,Continue reading “Climate Update: A Race Against Time”

Trump Withdraws from the Climate Change Agreement, but the Rest of the World Is Still In

The Cooperative Society Newsletter July 2017, Issue 4 by E.G. Nadeau I felt physically ill when Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By doing so, he demonstrated his abysmal ignorance of, or worse, indifference to, the devastating, long-term consequences to the planet from continued global warming. He also gave the fingerContinue reading “Trump Withdraws from the Climate Change Agreement, but the Rest of the World Is Still In”