Utilities face an estimated $30 billion in overdue bills from consumers because of the pandemic.
The RUS repricing bill would provide crucial relief for co-ops hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NRECA and its members will work to educate more than 60 new Congress members about co-op issues.
Biden’s agenda will be complicated by a divided Congress.
NRECA keeps pushing to allow co-ops to refinance federal loans at low interest rates.
Co-ops could be eligible for up to $100,000 in refundable tax credits in 2020 and 2021.
Lawmakers want to ensure that previous relief funds can pay for permanent broadband infrastructure
Repricing co-ops’ federal debt could help them invest in broadband or replace aging equipment.
Researchers are studying ways to store CO2 underground or turn it into marketable products.