In GE’s integrated renewable energy system, electricity from the solar panels is funneled through the wind turbine converter. The overall capacity of the system will increase by 3% to 4%, while boosting annual production by up to 10%.
It’s the first such system in the country, according to the report, and could vastly decrease the environmental impact of beverage sales.
In late March, Austin City Council passed a cooperative business ordinance, which primarily supports the idea of worker cooperatives — businesses that are owned and democratically controlled by workers
Not merely a symbolic gesture, the resolution directs City staff to develop a substantive ordinance that supports and incentivizes the growth of worker cooperatives in Berkeley.
The day after Labor Day, Oakland City Council made a bold proclamation in support of democratic and equitable workplaces, passing the “Resolution Supporting the Development of Worker Cooperatives In Oakland.”
Really, economics is about values. What ends are we aiming for? What goods and services are of most value?
As long as businesses are set up to focus exclusively on maximizing financial income for the few, our economy will be locked into endless growth and widening inequality.