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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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Business & Finance

Weekly Fuel Price Watch

Published: July 31st, 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


Critical Infrastructure Bill

Published: July 31st, 2015

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a bill to protect critical infrastructure as NRECA urged lawmakers to keep the complexity of the electric grid in mind as part of the legislation. The committee... Read more


Weekly Digest for July 31

Published: July 31st, 2015

The Weekly Digest contains brief summaries of some of the most important stories recently posted on Click on the issue date on the Weekly Digest page to open a PDF that is suitable for printing and distribution. Read more

On the Docket

Trash to Power Option for Arizona

Published: July 30th, 2015

An Arizona court has ruled in favor of state regulators to include trash-to-energy technology among the options available to utilities facing the state’s 15 percent renewable energy mandate. The Arizona Court of Appeals reversed a lower... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

USDA Awards $350 Million in Loans

Published: July 30th, 2015

Electric cooperatives in 13 states will get more than $349 million in federal loans to build or improve nearly 1,850 miles in transmission and distribution lines. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the loans July... Read more

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