ExxonMobil keeps making profits — another record one this last quarter — in the midst of meltdown everywhere else. But we here in New England had energy profits of our own: Coop Power, the regional renewable energy coop, had its first profitable quarter since it launched a couple years ago due largely to the number of solar hot water panels it’s been buying/installing on members’ roofs this year, community barn-raising style. And Coop Power members have been busy putting up panels on each others’ houses nearly every weekend this fall, so here’s looking forward to another profitable (and renewable) quarter …

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