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Rail Congestion Likely to Persist

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: July 2nd, 2015

Clogged traffic that led to missing and stalled coal shipments to utilities in winter 2013-14 was not the first time congestion plagued the nation’s freight railroads. It won’t be the last either, according to industry analysts, and that’s something rail customers must plan for. “The way the process works, this is going to happen again,”... Read more

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Legislation

NRECA Urges Senate to Deter EPA Rule

Published: July 3rd, 2015

The House of Representatives has cleared legislation for a timeout on the Environmental Protection Agency’s pending Clean Power Plan to set carbon dioxide limits on the power sector. NRECA backed the Ratepayer Protection Act, H.R. 2042,... Read more

Business & Finance

Weekly Fuel Price Watch

Published: July 3rd, 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

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Weekly Digest for July 3

Published: July 3rd, 2015

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

Co-op Voices

Co-ops: From Ho-Hum to Always On

Published: July 2nd, 2015

The many challenges in our industry today are transforming electric cooperatives from the ho-hum utilities of 20 years ago to the Always On utilities of the future. For decades, our industry relied on fossil fuel sources... Read more

Top Story, Transportation Regulation

Rail Congestion Likely to Persist

Published: July 2nd, 2015

Clogged traffic that led to missing and stalled coal shipments to utilities in winter 2013-14 was not the first time congestion plagued the nation’s freight railroads. It won’t be the last either, according to industry analysts,... Read more

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