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Fla. Plant, Town at Risk from EPA

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: July 27th, 2015

Brian McDaniel has seen the beginning and the middle of the Seminole Generating Station’s life. He hopes he is not witnessing the end. As a teenager, McDaniel was part of a hunting and camping club across U.S. 17 from where the 1,300-megawatt facility was rising... Read more

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Renewable Energy

Minn. Co-op Inks City Solar Deal

Published: July 29th, 2015

If developing solar projects becomes a sport, a Minnesota electric cooperative is positioned to pull off a hat trick. Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association is working with the city of Rockford to deploy solar arrays on two... Read more


House Passes Coal Ash Bill

Published: July 29th, 2015

Electric cooperatives are praising action by the House of Representatives to label coal ash permanently as nonhazardous waste and give states the lead in overseeing the byproduct of coal-based power plants. The Improving Coal Combustion Residuals... Read more

Business & Finance

NRECA Study: Rate Hikes Impact Jobs

Published: July 28th, 2015

A new study by NRECA confirms that retail electricity price increases harm the U.S. economy and America’s electric cooperatives. A 10 percent increase in electricity rates in 2021 would result in 1.2 million jobs lost, with... Read more

Energy Efficiency

Obama Staffers Meet Co-op Leaders

Published: July 28th, 2015

Top White House aides know a lot more about how electric cooperatives pursue energy efficiency and develop renewable energy programs for their members following a meeting in Washington. Representatives of 30 co-ops joined members of NRECA’s... Read more

Co-op News

USDA Secretary Visits Iowa Co-op

Published: July 28th, 2015

Prime time for the new headquarters facility at Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative came early when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stopped by for a tour. “An advance man called me at 11 a.m. on July... Read more

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