RE Magazine

August 2011 

In this issue:

Growing the Grassroots (Bonus content)
Through ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action®, consumers are spreading the electric co-op message in statehouses and the halls of Congress.

Intelligent Design (co-op tech)
To meet demands posed by aging infrastructure, budget constraints, and consumer calls for virtually uninterrupted service, electric co-ops are striving to fashion better maintenance solutions.

Crimping Copper Crime (Bonus content)
Consumer education, legislative efforts, and improved security measures are helping electric co-ops stem the rising tide of metal theft.

Fighting For Fair Treatment (flashbacks)
In his first State of the Union address, President Bill Clinton stunned electric co-ops when he proposed eliminating subsidies on federal Rural Electrification Administration insured loans.

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