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Could Midterms Affect Energy Policy?

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: July 21st, 2014

The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee predicted Capitol Hill will move on energy legislation if the GOP wins control of the U.S. Senate in the upcoming midterm elections. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said a Republican Senate will be more likely to take up a bevy of House-passed energy bills that have mostly... Read more

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Electric Cars

VW Electric Car Coming to U.S.

Published: July 24th, 2014

A new electric car is coming to America’s showrooms. Volkswagen said an electric version of its popular Golf is part of its 2015 model lineup and will go on sale in select markets beginning in November.... Read more

Co-op News

NRECA CEO Meets Youth Leaders

Published: July 24th, 2014

NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson welcomed members of NRECA’s Youth Leadership Council, as they returned to the nation's capitol a month after visiting Washington, D.C., for the 50th Annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. “When I served... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Basin Electric Joins SW Power Pool

Published: July 23rd, 2014

One of the nation’s largest generation and transmission cooperatives is positioning itself to join a regional transmission organization as a step to ensuring sustained system reliability. Basin Electric Power Cooperative directors have authorized the G&T to... Read more

Crime, Editor's Pick

With Radio Ad, Co-op Fights Scammers

Published: July 22nd, 2014

Fed up with scammers continuing to target members, a Virginia co-op is fighting back by taking to the airwaves with a public service announcement warning consumers not to take the bait. Now in its second week... Read more

Transportation Regulation

Shippers Want Action on Rail Reform

Published: July 22nd, 2014

A coalition of shippers, including NRECA, has renewed a years-long call for Congress to act on what it regards as excessive rates and subpar service in the nation’s freight rail system. In a letter to congressional... Read more

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