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Red tape. Aggressive agendas. Bureaucracy. Get the latest news about what's threatening your access to affordable electricity.

New report: Colorado families stretching budgets as electricity costs rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that residential electricity costs in Colorado have been on the rise over the last several years. Those increasing costs disproportionately impact the most vulnerable Coloradans, as electricity costs crowd out other basic needs like food and medicine in the family budget. 

Within Bricks or Behind Clicks, Affordable Electricity Critical to Learning

Not long ago we published a blog post and infographic describing how electricity has become an increasingly important part of the infrastructure for modern bricks-and-mortar schools. From high-tech instructional equipment to basic utilities like heating and lighting, school buildings rely on electric power to create productive learning environments. 

But not all of us ride bikes and busses to school – today, many students simply log on from home... 

History Repeats Itself

By Shawn Taylor

Electric cooperatives are disappointed—but not surprised—that in September the Administration officially abandoned an all-of-the-above energy strategy for a new, all-but-one approach that effectively removes coal from the nation’s future fuel mix.

The policy, proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sets stringent limits on carbon dioxide emissions from future coal or natural gas plants. The problem is that the new standards are impossible to meet with existing technology.

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