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Rural electric co-ops bring solar energy and butterflies to the Midwest

Rural electric cooperatives supply power to 1 in 8 Americans, providing expansive rural areas with important connections to the energy grid. In recent years, many co-ops have increasingly adopted solar power. Not only is this renewable energy good for the environment, but it’s good for rural communities who get clean local energy at affordable prices.

At ELPC, we value these local leaders in renewable energy, so we work to highlight the efforts of outstanding electric co-ops in the Midwest. Be sure to check out our website RuralSolarStories.org for more photos, videos, and information.

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Success Stories

Farm Energy Success Stories, 2014 Edition



A report from the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) highlights clean energy projects made possible with grants and loan guarantees from the Farm Bill’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). You can read these stories in a variety of ways: