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Our Contractor, Huttons, will be in the Big Lake area in the next few weeks.--- Osmose, our pole inspection contractor, will be in the Coin/Yorktown area. AHEC will be continuing their summer hours year round. Our hours will be 7:30am to 4:00pm permanently.




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AHEC Annual Meeting

July 24, 2014

 


The 76th Annual Membership Meeting of the Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative will be held at the Rock Port City Park at 7:00 p.m.  Registration will be from 5-6:30 with a meal served from 5:30 – 6:30.  Swimming will be available at the Rock Port pool with complimentary tickets at the registration desk.  Beginning at 6:30, Visual Faith, a country gospel group, will perform.  Reports will be given followed by the election of three directors.  Directors Duane Klute and Craig Heits from District 2 and Director Dennis Wright from District 3 will be seeking re-election.  Upon completion of the business meeting, the drawing for great prizes will be held.  We look forward to seeing you July 24!

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This is further evidence of your current Administration’s War on Coal.  If you want to keep your rates from doubling, please visit www.action.coop to keep them affordable!



 

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The Member Alliance Program is a core group of members who will volunteer to take a stand for the Co-op when we need it most. We're asking you to remind our elected officials who they're supposed to be representing.

As a MAP member, we are going to make sure you have all the information you need so that when the Co-op Nation is threatened, you'll be educated and confident to act. It may be something simple like signing your name on a petition to talking to your neighbors about the issues or just knowing which candidates support the cooperative way of life when you go to vote.

 

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As your Touchstone Energy Cooperative, we strive to provide dependable electricity at a competitive cost to every member. But as a member, you have the power. The power to have a voice in how the co-op is run. To energize and enhance your life with affordable electricity. To save money through responsible energy use and a community of connections. The power is all yours. It’s up to you to turn it on. Learn More

 

 

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Protecting our energy supply: Missouri House votes to give state new authority

With the federal government moving toward greater regulation of greenhouse gas—regulation that threatens to shutter critical power generation sources—the Missouri House has taken action to protect our state’s interests.

In 2009, President Barack Obama pledged to combat the effects of global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050. Toward this goal, he directed the EPA to promulgate rules regulating emissions for new and existing coal-fired power plants.

The rules for new power plant construction were released in January. They effectively prohibit the construction of new coal power plants until technology is developed to capture and store emissions underground. Such technology is years, or perhaps decades, from being ready for mainstream power generation — if ever.

Expectations are that the new regulations for existing power plants will be released in June. If these restrictions follow the path of the restrictions on new power plants, Missouri’s energy supply could be in danger.

Nearly 85 percent of Missouri’s electrical energy needs are supplied by coal. The new regulations might force many of Missouri’s existing coal plants into retirement, leaving the state with nothing to fill the energy void.

The result will be a dramatic increase in energy costs across the board. Missouri consumers can expect direct increases of at least 25 – 35 percent for energy usage, and even more from non-direct economic impacts. The price of goods and services will soar dramatically as consumers absorb the increased costs of production and distribution that result from a forced reduction in energy output.

To help protect against this, the Missouri House has passed House Bill 1631. This bill would allow Missouri to exert the full force of its authority under the Clean Air Act to make regulatory decisions locally that are in the best interest of our state. It charges the state’s Air Conservation Commission to develop emissions standards and compliance schedules—rather than wait for the federal Environmental Protection Agency to specify these for Missouri.

“At the end of the day, we think Missouri is in a better position to determine that rather than bureaucrats in Washington,” said bill sponsor Rep. Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff.

The House passed the bill by a wide margin.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports this legislation and is closely watching how the EPA chooses to issue future regulations. We will keep our members informed.

 
 

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