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. . Locating that compressor station right in the midst of the community. I guess they were anticipating nobody speaking up. And lo and behold came Friends of Buckingham. ”
–Ella Rose from Union Hill, Virginia on the defeat of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
The USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program
Farmers and rural businesses have a new opportunity to save money on energy costs and create backup systems to protect their energy supply during severe storms, thanks to new funding in the Inflation Reduction Act. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Renewable Energy...
Southeast Regional Scorecard release will grade rural electric cooperatives on democratic governance, clean energy policy and more
Organizations from seven Southeastern states assessed electric co-ops to give members the information they need to improve their utilities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2022 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, (540) 798-6683, firstname.lastname@example.org Tom Llewellyn, (925)...
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As a co-op member-owner, you have a right to help manage your utility. This means that you have the right to help determine where your co-op gets its energy from, how much your electric rates are, and what path your co-op takes to modernize and adopt cheaper and...
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