Issues

  • Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Electric Loan Program

    Consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives maintain nearly half the nation’s electric distribution lines which cover 75 percent of America’s land mass while serving only 12 percent of all business and residential electric consumers.

  • Cyber Security

    Protecting the nation’s electric power grid and ensuring an affordable, reliable and secure supply of energy are top priorities for electric cooperatives, and the electric power industry as a whole.

  • Broadband Access

    America’s Electric Cooperatives support legislative efforts to increase access to affordable and reliable broadband in areas where we serve.

  • Geothermal Heat Pumps Tax Credit

    Many electric cooperatives promote the use of ground-source (geothermal) heat pumps for heating and cooling.

  • Endangered Species Act

    When it was originally enacted in 1973, the authors of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) envisioned a law to protect species believed to be on the brink of extinction.

  • Distributed Generation/Solar

    Not-for-profit electric co-ops develop solar for one reason only: to serve their members. Cooperative solar IS consumer-owned solar.