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Drone Rules Eased, Caution Urged

By Michael W. Kahn | ECT Staff Writer Published: June 27th, 2016

Drones will soon be easier to fly for commercial use, but an NRECA expert discouraged electric cooperatives from running out to buy one. Beginning in late August, drones weighing less than 55 pounds can be flown commercially as long as certain criteria are met. The person flying the drone must be at least 16 years... Read more

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Local Initiatives

Bike Riders Help Wounded Warriors

Published: June 30th, 2016

Southern Maryland is steeped in history and hundreds of cyclists got a roadside view of it while raising more than $25,000 to help wounded warriors. That was the goal of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s fifth annual... Read more

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Touching Moment for Teen and Veteran

Published: June 29th, 2016

NRECA Youth Tour participant Owen Nelson spent a hot Flag Day in Arlington National Cemetery doing good deeds for others. Nelson, 16, who was representing Lower Yellowstone REC in Sidney, Mont., and other Youth Tour participants... Read more

Renewable Energy

Report Sees Cheaper Solar, Wind

Published: June 29th, 2016

Electricity costs worldwide could drop by much as 59 percent for photovoltaic generation and at least 26 percent for onshore wind power by 2025, largely because of improved technology, reduced overall systems costs, and favorable policies,... Read more

Local Initiatives

Linemen Give NASA Rocket a Hand

Published: June 28th, 2016

NASA officials in Mississippi didn’t need to call Houston to solve a problem because line crews from a local electric cooperative had just the right stuff. The space agency wanted to add an Apollo era Saturn... Read more

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La. Monument Honors National Service

Published: June 28th, 2016

Protecting freedom comes with a price. In Louisiana’s Pointe Coupee Parish, electric cooperative staffers helped cast in stone a permanent reminder of that. “Members of the American Legion wanted to come up with a way of... Read more

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