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EPA Extends Comment Period

By Cathy Cash | ECT Staff Writer Published: September 21st, 2014

NRECA, electric cooperatives and their members have an extra 45 days to get their messages to the Environmental Protection Agency about its proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. Public comments are now due to the agency Dec. 1 on its proposed carbon dioxide standard for fossil generation. NRECA, along with multiple... Read more

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Copper Theft

Copper Thieves Cut Co-op Poles

Published: September 22nd, 2014

Copper thieves have come up with a new and costly way to get what they want from an Illinois electric cooperative: cutting down poles. “It began with just a couple of isolated poles, and then it... Read more

Editor's Pick, Local Initiatives

N.C. Co-op Helps Revive Local News

Published: September 22nd, 2014

When a local hospital announced it would close, folks in one struggling North Carolina community figured the local newspaper would be the next thing to go. Two months after the hospital’s announcement, the Beaufort-Hyde News, a... Read more

Co-op News, Regional Meetings

Tips to Keep Your Co-op ‘Always On’

Published: September 22nd, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS—You might not have thought of Pinterest as a way to communicate with members of your electric cooperative. Think again. The electronic bulletin board, which enables users to collect ideas for projects and interests, has become... Read more

Environmental Regulation, Top Story

EPA Extends Comment Period

Published: September 21st, 2014

NRECA, electric cooperatives and their members have an extra 45 days to get their messages to the Environmental Protection Agency about its proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. Public comments are now... Read more

Editor's Pick, Local Initiatives

Co-ops Help Success of Energy Expo

Published: September 19th, 2014

Teaching electrical safety can have a hard time competing with the rides and games at the Kansas State Fair. But this year, attracting a crowd got a lot easier thanks to cooperation among state officials, fair... Read more

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