Utility, telephone, and internet cooperatives are giving consumers a break during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many businesses are giving consumers a break, including many electric and telephone cooperatives.

Utility cooperatives are offering free services or waiving fees and pledging not to disconnect as COVID-19 disrupts life for students, workers, families, businesses and communities. For more …

Op-ed: Should public utility commissions regulate cooperatives?

Dan Nemes of MN350 (an organization addressing the global climate crisis), offers this op-ed in the 6 February issue of  Rochester, Minnesota’s Post-Bulletin, opposing the Minnesota Legislature’s recently proposed legislation that he believes will negatively impact the state’s renewable energy …

Renewable Portfolio Standards gaining steam across the U.S. but what does that mean for a federal program?

A Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a regulation that requires the increased production of energy from renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal. RPS-type mechanisms have been adopted in several countries, including Britain, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, …

USDA Magazine Article Discusses Management of Capital Credits and Patronage Dividends

USDA Magazine Article Discusses Management of Capital Credits and Patronage Dividends

The USDA publishes a bi-monthly magazine, Rural Cooperatives, which covers various issues encountered by cooperatives of all types.  Recently the magazine published an article written by attorney David Cook