NPPD Decides Against Uprate for Cooper Nuclear Plant

  UPDATED - Another Midwestern utility has shelved plans for an extended power uprate, this time at the Cooper nuclear plant between Omaha, Neb., and Kansas City, Mo.On Friday, the board of the Nebraska Public Power District voted against a project to increase the plant's output by 18 percent. It...

NREA Votes to Support Keystone XL Pipeline

  NREA Logo   Lincoln (August 12, 2013) -The Nebraska Rural Electric Association (NREA) Board of Directors met last week at their quarterly board meeting in Scottsbluff, Neb.  Among other business, the Board passed a resolution supporting the development of the Keystone XL pipeline through...

Electric co-ops and Public Power Districts come out swinging against Obama greenhouse gas plan

  Electric co-ops come out swinging against Obama greenhouse gas plan By Julian Hattem - 08/12/13 11:12 AM ET   A national association of electric companies is opposing President Obama’s plan to institute new regulations on...

House Passes Coal Ash Bill

House votes to blunt EPA regs on coal ash By Pete Kasperowicz - 07/25/13 11:41 AM ET   The House on Thursday in a 265-155 vote approved legislation that gives states the authority to regulate coal ash.  Republicans said the...

EPA sends White House revised emissions rule for new power plants

By Zack Colman, THE HILL - 07/01/13 12:05 PM ET   The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday sent its revised greenhouse gas emissions rule for new power plants to the White House, The Hill has confirmed. The contents of the proposed rule, which now rests in the White House Office of...

Press Release: Obama's Climate Action Plan

NREA Alarmed by President Obama’s Plan to Increase the Price of Electricity LINCOLN (June 25, 2013) – The Nebraska Rural Electric Association (NREA) is disappointed in President Obama's Climate Action Plan to vastly increase regulations on our nation's coal generation power plants.  The plan...

Youth Tour Press Release

2013 NREA Youth Tour Press Release (PDF) For more information, contact:                                                                               Kristen Gottschalk Director of Government Relations 402-475-4988 kgottschalk@nrea.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nebraska Rural Electric...

National Lineman Appreciation Day Resolution Passes US Senate

  113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. RES. 95Recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety, and expressing support for the designation of April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril...

Tips for Mobilizing Grassroots

  SAN FRANCISCO—Gene Herritt has a simple definition of politics, and it’s one that carries an important lesson for electric cooperative directors. S. Eugene Herritt (r), a director at Adams Electric Co-op, explains the importance of political involvement with Stephen M. Brame, a vice president at...

Deb Fischer: My first 100 days as U.S. Senator

Seventy-three thousand miles. That’s how far I traveled crisscrossing Nebraska during my Senate campaign. From Omaha and Lincoln to the western panhandle, Nebraskans gave me a clear instruction: cut the wasteful spending. During my first 100 days as a U.S. senator, I’ve worked hard to do just that...

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