US Energy Dept. Aims For Affordable Solar Power, With A Little Help From Friends

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:30:42 +0000

affordable solar power communityOil and gas stabbed in back by new US Energy Dept. plan for getting more affordable solar power to more people, more quickly

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Rural Electric Cooperatives: Debt Rules Need to Change

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:50:28 +0000

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The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is working feverishly to get a provision into the next COVID-19 stimulus package that would allow electric cooperatives to reprice loans from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) at current low interest rates without penalties. The change could save co-ops more than $10 billion. The RUS, which is a […]

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Rural Electric Cooperatives Get Big Money to Improve Infrastructure

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 19:48:29 +0000

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it will provide loans and loan guarantees to rural electric cooperatives and utilities to build or improve infrastructure in 21 states. The funding was announced on June 22 and amounts to more than $1.6 billion, including nearly $386 million for investments in smart grid technology, which uses digital […]

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Cable TV group slams govt failure to resolve rural electric cooperatives’ high pole rentals

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:10:10 +0000

A group of cable TV and internet operators has accused the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and National Electrification Administration (NEA) of alleged insincerity in resolving the issue of high pole rentals imposed by rural electric cooperatives. Federation of International Cable TV and Telecommunications Associations of the Philippines (Fictap) National Chairman Estrellita Juliano-Tamano […]

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A New Deal For Electric Co-ops: How Members Can Exercise Ownership To Strengthen Democracy

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:05:05 +0000

While most Americans get their electricity from a private company, about 1 in 8 Americans actually own their utility as a member-owner of a rural electric cooperative. For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Liz Veazey, Network Director of We Own It, and Chris Woolery, Residential Energy Coordinator at the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

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Community Solar Benefits Cooperatives and Customers

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:24:02 +0000

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For some utilities, community solar is a way to offer consumers access to clean energy without requiring investment in rooftop solar. For others, it presents a means of strategically placing solar resources in the most beneficial locations. Meanwhile, many utilities view it as an opportunity to learn how best to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs). […]

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How Co-ops Transformed the Solar Landscape in Just Five Years

Electric cooperatives in the U.S. have vastly accelerated solar power installments. Today, they own or purchase more than nine times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) power as they did in 2013, a new report says.   The report, “A Solar Revolution in Rural America,” was prepared by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), a […]

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