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Congress Saves Large Water Heaters

By Cathy Cash | ECT Staff Writer Published: April 21st, 2015

Electric cooperatives across the country were relieved after Congress passed legislation April 21 that will enable them to continue using large capacity grid-enabled water heaters for energy and money-saving programs. By a voice vote, the House sent S. 535 to President Obama, who is expected to sign it into law. The bill, authored by Senators... Read more

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Editor's Pick, Environmental Stewardship

Co-ops Celebrate Earth Day 2015

Published: April 24th, 2015

If the weather is kind during the next several years, trees planted during Earth Day 2015 will be sprouting across rural America. Tree plantings and solar demonstrations were some of the many Earth Day-themed activities held... Read more

Local Initiatives

Co-op in Grad School Classroom

Published: April 24th, 2015

Call it "Co-op in the Classroom." An electric cooperative leader led a group of graduate students at the University of South Carolina in using the co-op way to deal with the state's energy challenges. "Nine scientists, earning... Read more

Business & Finance

Weekly Fuel Price Watch

Published: April 24th, 2015

Here is the weekly update for key fuel prices that affect rural electric co-ops. In some cases, these represent averages across the country or in particular regions, and might differ from local market prices. Read more

Editor's Pick, International

On the Ground in Haiti: Day 5

Published: April 24th, 2015

Americans love to go to the movies. Haitians are no different. “On some Friday and Saturday nights we have movie nights,” said Dana Brosig. “I love the children in this community and I want to broaden their imagination and minds with things they... Read more

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Trust is Key for Safety Changes

Published: April 24th, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS—He laughs about it now, but Garrison Wynn remembers the day the chemical plant blew up. An employee named Jimmy was leading him around. “He didn’t know where he was going,” Wynn recalled. “The guy had... Read more

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