Tax Reform Act Impacts Cooperatives, Part IV: Impact on Governmental Grants

Perhaps the most impactful aspect of the recent tax reform law is the change to the treatment of governmental grants.  Many cooperatives qualify for governmental grants in furtherance of their community benefits, such as electric, telephone, and broadband service and …

Lender Discusses Differences Between Broadband and Electric Service

The following article is reprinted from CFC Solutions News Bulletin (17 January 2018, Volume 19, Number 2).

With more electric cooperatives looking into providing broadband service to unserved and underserved rural communities, CFC Senior Vice President for Member Services Joel …

Utility coops partner to bring members ‘up to speed’ with broadband access

Most Americans have multiple high-speed wireless choices when it comes to Internet access but many residents living in the less-populated, more rural parts still have to rely on 90s technology, i.e. dial-up, for their data needs. Now, cooperatives that have …

Electric Utility Win Against Unjust Railway Rates Could Benefit Other Industries

It took over ten years, but the dispute over coal transportation costs between Berkshire Hathaway-owned BNSF Railway and the regional utilities associated with the Laramie River Station (LRS) in Wyoming, including Lincoln Electric System (LES), has finally been settled. Now …

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Private sector partnerships help DoD meet goals for energy efficiency and renewable energy production

For the last two decades, federal agencies like the Department of Defense (DoD) have set mandates to reduce energy intensity, lower greenhouse gases and increase use of alternative energy sources. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires …