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A Winter Take on the Lake

Plan a River Road Trip Around Lake Pepin Okay, we admit, January is not typically a month that triggers thoughts of “road trip” as a great way to spend an afternoon. But a drive along what’s known as the West Coast of Wisconsin—the 15-mile stretch of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway that winds

Geothermal tax credit expires

As we look ahead to what 2017 may bring, electric cooperatives in Wisconsin and nationwide have some unfinished business on a number of issues with our policymakers in Washington D.C.  In one, high-profile instance, we had hoped that before its final adjournment last year, the 114th Congress would have taken the opportunity to extend the

Little Eye in the Sky

Unmanned aircraft enhance safety, efficiency At least 50 years ago, optical equipment riding on U.S. reconnaissance aircraft could read a license plate from 80,000 feet, but to inspect something a lot closer—say, the hardware 30 feet overhead atop a utility pole—you just had to climb up there and look. Gradually, that irony is fading away.

Statewide Officers Elected; Essay Winners Chosen; Lawmakers Rescue Illinois Nukes; NY Retail Competition Scrutinized

Statewide co-op officers elected Officers who will lead the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association through 2016–17 were re-elected by their fellow statewide directors during the organization’s mid-November annual meeting at Stevens Point. Seen here (seated, L–R) are Vice Chairman Larry Dokkestul (Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services) and Chairman David Paudler (Riverland Energy), and (standing, L–R), William Fischer

Remodeling the heart of your home

Tips for an efficient kitchen remodel Dear Pat: My family is planning to remodel our kitchen in the coming months. The remodel will be pricey, but we hope to incorporate energy efficient features that will help reduce our energy costs. What are some things we can do to make sure our kitchen is as energy