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Electric Youth in D.C.; House okays protections; Carbon capture project dropped; Nuke plant construction up; Cease-fire signaled on restructuring

House okays utility wildfire protections Electricity providers would gain freedom to bypass red tape when it impedes clearing vegetation that presents a wildfire hazard on federal lands, under legislation approved 300-118 by the House of Representatives in June. The bill also creates liability protection for power providers whose efforts to clear fire hazards are stalled

Co-ops and the Federal Budget

As a new federal budget works its way through Congress, your statewide electric co-op association will engage with our legislators to help shape the document that lands on the president’s desk. For rural America, the budget President Trump proposed to Congress is a mixed bag of spending and policy priorities. Start with the parts that

Renewables: growth and challenges

Rapid progress but nothing is easy Here’s how big solar energy has become in the United States: A total solar eclipse coming August 21 has utilities planning to prevent power outages when the moon blocks the sun for two minutes and 40 seconds over the middle of North America. You needn’t worry about losing electricity—your local

For the love of barbecue

Nation’s best barbecue chefs to converge at Death’s Door BBQ on Washington Island If you head to Washington Island at the end of the month, you’ll be lucky to find yourself at Death’s Door. And that is good luck that we’re talking about. Heaven is waiting for you here, especially if you’re a barbecue lover. Over the

Lead on: Wisconsin woman captures top NRECA scholarship

Tessa Otto of Kennan is the winner of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) 2017 Glenn English Scholarship, an award available to qualifying college students through the Glenn English National Cooperative Leadership Fund. Otto was sponsored by Price Electric Cooperative to attend the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA) Youth Leadership Congress in 2013. That