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Tony Campbell (center), President/CEO of East Kentucky Power Cooperative, brings concerns about pending EPA carbon ­dioxide rules to Congress. (Photo By: House Energy and Power Subcommittee)

Co-op leader urges Congress to stop EPA

Low-income people in rural America will bear the brunt of ­federal limits on carbon dioxide emissions from coal-based electric generation, Tony Campbell, president and CEO of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), told Congress. Campbell ­earlier in his career was an employee of Corn Belt Energy in Bloomington, Ill. The EPA is ­preparing to ­propose carbon […]

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Co-op adds 154 MW of renewable methane power

Hoosier Energy, a generation and transmission co-op serving more than 300,000 co-op members in Indiana and Illinois, recently celebrated the official startup of the Livingston Renewable Energy Station at the Livingston Landfill – a 4,604-acre, Republic Services site just north of Pontiac. The 154-megawatt generating facility will use methane gas from the landfill. “Landfill methane […]

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Take action on energy costs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new ­proposed rules limiting the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new coal and natural gas based power plants. Because of this, the Administration has abandoned its “all-of-the-above” energy strategy and embraced an “all-but-one” approach that effectively prevents construction of new coal-based generation. Electric cooperatives strongly oppose this shift […]

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Duane Noland at Chicago EPA Session

Co-op leader urges EPA to consider the cost of regulation on the rural poor

Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ President/CEO Duane Noland (right) offered comments on behalf of Illinois electric cooperatives at the Nov. 8 U.S. EPA Listening Session in Chicago, Ill. The session was designed for EPA to gain public input on future proposed rules on carbon emission standards for ­existing power plants. Noland said the cost of […]

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Illinois students build Solar Decathalon house

Students from the University of Illinois, partnering with students from Peking University, entered a demonstration home in the Solar Decathlon China competition held in October. The program challenges students to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and ­attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer […]

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Quinn proclaims Careers in Energy week in Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed Careers in Energy week in Illinois, Oct. 14-20, 2013. As part of the Center for Energy Workforce Development’s (CEWD) nationwide effort to increase public ­awareness of the many careers in the energy field, the Illinois Energy Workforce Consortium worked to coordinate ­awareness ­activities with schools, ­colleges, universities, ­companies, and organizations across the […]

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