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Beyond power: Electric cooperatives can provide more than just electricity to meet rural needs

Rural electric cooperatives’ legacy of rural economic development uniquely positions them to go beyond energy and find innovative solutions to challenges facing rural communities.

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TVA Proposes Fixed Cost Increases

The Tennessee Valley Authority has proposed a revised rate structure that would increase fixed costs to consumers and potentially make it more difficult to install residential rooftop solar panels.

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East Tennessee Historic Park Wins State Award

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation named the Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park as the 2017 State Park of the Year.

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Bays Mountain: Lakeside and Fire Tower Trails

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The network of trails at Tennessee’s largest city park allows hikers of any skill level to design an outing to suit them.

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Energized by Efficiency: SOCM members and their dedication to reducing energy waste

Over the last two years, SOCM’s Cumberland County Chapter has advocated for on-bill financing program for energy efficiency at their electric co-op, Volunteer Energy Cooperative.

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Electric Cooperatives Initiate Community Solar Projects

Electric cooperatives in Virginia and Tennessee have launched community solar projects to help members save money while reducing carbon emissions.

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Lifting Restrictions on Rural Broadband in East Tennessee

A coalition of organizations representing underserved and underrepresented areas in East Tennessee is working to bring broadband internet services to rural areas of the state.

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