Issues & Policy
Latest news on policy priorities for electric co-ops:
Top co-op priorities in 2022 include passage of the following legislation in Congress:
• A measure to provide direct federal payments for co-ops to develop new energy resources and technologies, putting them on a level playing field with investor-owned utilities that already receive federal tax breaks for providing power from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources and for investing in carbon capture projects.
• The Flexible Financing for Rural America Act, which would allow co-ops to refinance their Rural Utilities Service loans at lower interest rates without prepayment penalties.