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2014 Midterm Elections: The Public Power Forecast

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All eyes are on the 2014 midterm elections and how they will define the new balance of power in Congress. While we can’t predict the which party will control the Senate, we can say with certainty that no matter what happens, there will be a lot of change on House and Senate congressional committees with jurisdiction over policy issues important to public power utilities.

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Why Is EPA Penalizing Nuclear, the Nation’s Third Largest Energy Source?

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Power providers are being penalized for developing new nuclear generation facilities when they should be encouraged to diversify energy sources. During Nuclear Science Week, a national week-long celebration of local, regional, and national interest in all aspects of nuclear science, public power applauds advanced nuclear technologies in energy, and wants to tell you why fossil fuel-free nuclear energy is an essential component of America’s generation mix.

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Smart Meters Are Smart Enough to Protect Your Privacy

Since 2012, utilities in the United States have set up more than 43 million Advanced Meter Installations (AMI), aka “smart meters” in homes and businesses, and more such meters are being installed every day. Why smart meters? What can they do and not do? Do they threaten your privacy? Do they give others control over how you use electricity? Let’s find out.

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