The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its long-anticipated final rules aimed at existing coal and new natural gas power plants. The four new rules to regulate power plants represent the wrong approach at a critical time for our nation’s energy future.

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Whether you want to plant a tree, a decorative shrub or something else, it’s helpful to consider how it will grow over the next 20 or 30 years. Consider the eventual height and how wide the canopy of branches is likely to spread.

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Learn what several experts view as industry trends, best practices and issues of interest for utilities, including electric cooperatives.

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From the earliest days of electricity, weather has presented the biggest challenges to reliability and safety. Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, derechos, heat waves, heavy snowfalls, flooding and ice events have long put power lines and co-op crews to the test, including those in Iowa.

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Electric reliability across America is in serious jeopardy, and frankly, it’s unacceptable.

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American families and businesses expect the lights to stay on at a cost they can afford. But that’s no longer a guarantee. Nine states saw rolling blackouts last December as the demand for electricity exceeded the available supply. And unless policymakers change course, it’s going to get worse.

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Mother Nature tends to have a mind of her own. In the era of extreme weather events and accelerating digitalization, discover how electric co-ops are looking to innovative vegetation management methods to improve power reliability for the members they serve.

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In late February, The Des Moines Register’s editorial board published a reckless column calling for MidAmerican Energy and other Iowa electric utilities to abandon coal, “even if doing so also means taking some gambles on brownouts and blackouts, price volatility and newer technology.”

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