'Nebraska Legislature convenes, elects leaders'

(Unicameral Update) -- The Unicameral Update reports, "The 103rd Nebraska Legislature convened Jan. 9 for the 90-day first session. Eleven new members were sworn into office and senators were elected to serve as chairpersons of the Legislature's standing committees."  The story notes that York Sen...

Slowdown Seen in Electricity Prices

Slowdown Seen in Electricity Prices By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: December 11th, 2012 Ratepayers are getting a bit of a break on the price of electricity, according to the latest government analysis. The Energy Information...

PPD Political Success Stories

  By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff WriterPublished: May 7th, 2012 Here’s how you know that a political outreach program is working—at a town hall meeting, a lawmaker defers to a co-op representative to explain the details of legislation. That happened not long ago in Iowa, when a state legislator...

Political Success Lies in Grassroots

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff WriterPublished: May 1st, 2012 Electric cooperative leaders need to know that political muscle at the grassroots level still carries more weight when it comes to influencing members of Congress than buckets full of campaign cash, according to a trio of congressional...

NRECA CEO Expresses Disappointment with Proposed EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation

(Arlington, VA.) — Today, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association CEO Glenn English made the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed greenhouse gas regulation:   “NRECA and its member electric cooperatives are extremely disappointed to learn that the...

Nebraska Lineworkers Rodeo scheduled for fall 2012

Announcing the first-ever Nebraska Lineworkers Rodeo in Grand Island, Neb., Aug. 24 & 25, 2012, during the Nebraska State Fair.  It’s an opportunity for electric lineworkers statewide to showcase their trade and skills, and to remind everyone that Nebraska is the nation’s only state served...

Nebraska's House Members Sign RUS Letter

All three of Nebraska's House of Representatives delegation signed a letter in support of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Electric Loan Program this week.   Along with supporting the Administration’s $6.1 billion request for FY13, the letter highlights that RUS electric loans are projected to...

English: Recommit to Co-op Movement

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: March 6th, 2012 SAN DIEGO―NRECA CEO Glenn English issued a direct challenge to co-op leaders, calling on them to invigorate grassroots political activity among their 42 million members and seize opportunities to keep electricity prices at affordable...

Letter Urges Administration to Reconsider GHG Rules

A House letter with 221 signatures was sent urging the Administration to reconsider its New Source Performance Standards for power plant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  An Office of Management Budget (OMB) review could be completed and the rule released soon.  NREA supported this letter for two...

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