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An Overlooked Solution For Competitive & Local Renewable Power

January 25th, 2018 | by John Farrell

Today, there’s a battle brewing across the US to reinvigorate a little-used law and bring it into alignment with a modern marketplace riper than ever for small-scale renewables. Like other policies that present compelling local economic value -- among them net metering and community solar -- PURPA lives or dies by its implementation


Rural Solar At Risk As Co-ops Push For Less Oversight

September 5th, 2017 | by John Farrell

Minnesota’s governor recently vetoed anti-renewables legislation that threatens rural solar development, but the bill’s likely resurgence means the state remains among a growing crop of Midwestern states facing the prospect of heavy-handed limitations on solar growth.


Video: A Solar Leader Emerges In Rural Iowa

August 24th, 2017 | by John Farrell

It seems counter-intuitive that a conservative farming community in southeastern Iowa is home to some of the most expansive solar generation in the US. But that’s exactly what’s happening in the area served by Farmers Electric Cooperative, the rural utility whose enterprising leader, Warren McKenna, saw renewables as a gateway to economic vitality.


Arkansas Utility Leads On Energy & Broadband

August 17th, 2017 | by John Farrell

Ouachita Electric Cooperative, nestled deep in south-central Arkansas, is an unlikely innovator in a pair of industries struggling to adapt to shifting market dynamics: electricity and broadband.


Presentation: Re-Member-ing the Electric Cooperative

December 5th, 2016 | by John Farrell

placeholderIn March of 2016, we published a report on the state of rural electric cooperatives in the current electricity market: Re-Member-ing the Electric Cooperative. Below you will find our newly developed presentation based on this report. Forward and share widely



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