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Home, if you’ve got range

Grappling with EV charging limitations In the 1880s, “range anxiety” might have described the mental state of cowboys worrying what could go wrong on a cattle drive across the vast American West. But the two words weren’t commonly combined as a familiar phrase until recent years. Now they identify what’s probably the single biggest barrier

Hot Air Affair

Touchstone Energy Balloon to Float Over Hudson If the chilly temperatures of the season have you searching for a hot place to visit, you should consider a trip to Hudson February 7–9, when the skies will be filled with hot air from as many as 30 bright balloons. The annual Hudson Hot Air Affair, billed

Securing success

Over the past four years of working on behalf of Wisconsin electric cooperatives in Washington, D.C., we have reinforced our belief that nothing that really matters ever comes easy. We have had a great deal of success in the past—including securing and maintaining funding for programs such as the RUS Electric Loan Program and Rural

Jackson Electric Cooperative to collect eyeglasses at the annual meeting

This story is courtesy of Jackson Electric Cooperative Jackson Electric Cooperative’s 83rd annual meeting is sure to be a spectacle thanks to an eyeglasses drive the co-op is hosting on behalf of all the Lions Clubs in the co-op’s service territory. The 2020 vision theme, chosen to mark the year 2020, will be woven throughout

Bright ideas for smart-home lighting

Dear Pat and Brad:  I’ve heard a lot about smart lighting for the home. What is it, and will it save energy?—Julian Dear Julian:  It seems like every device is getting smarter these days. Since smart-home lighting is so new, many of us could use a little introduction. At its heart, smart lighting covers a

Passage of spending package is a victory for electric co-ops | Tackmann to lead Oakdale Electric | Dairyland Power CEO Nick announces retirement | Cardinal–Hickory Creek advances amid challenges | Foundation to award $2,000 scholarship

Passage of spending package is a victory for electric co-ops Christmas came just a bit early for electric co-ops in Wisconsin and across the nation when Congress passed an appropriations bill and President Trump signed it just hours before the government spending agreement ran out bill December 20. Among the cooperative priorities included in the