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Solar Subsidies

Several people have asked me, “Richard, are you for or against solar?” My response is: “It is my responsibility to keep Howard Electric financially sound while keeping co...

Tankless Water Heaters ... Good or Bad?

Electric ‘Tank’ Water Heaters are Good--

Electric ‘Tankless’ Water Heaters are Bad

What impact will EPA regulations on coal have on global temperatures?

Because of EPA regulations and the fear of upcoming regulations, the U.S. has already shut down over 100 coal plants with many more to follow. As a result, between 2002 and 2012 the U.S. coal consu...

Reaching for Excellence

Reaching for excellence is a worthy goal for all of us, but truthfully, it is rarely achieved. In trying to think of an example of excellence, my mind goes to some athletic performances.

A History Lesson – Why did we build coal‐fired power plants?

 In 1978, Congress passed the Fuel Use Act. Because there was a perception that we were running out of natural gas, this Act prohibited electric utilities from building ANY natural gas generating ...

Regulations

  A top White House Energy Aid says “new regulations” for natural gas hydraulic fracking will be released after the elections. Expectations are that the new regulations will slow down to a cra...

Lesson from the Old West

A man in the old west was being tried for stealing a horse. You need to remember, now, that stealing a horse in the old west was a very grave and serious offense. A person could be hanged if found...

Spanish Parable

There is an old Spanish parable about a man, a boy, and a donkey. They were all three walking down a dusty road on a hot summer day. They overheard some passerby say, "Look at those foolish people ...

Wind Energy Conversation

There are lots of conversations going on about our nations's need for wind energy. Here is my attempt to create my own conversation to help bring out some of the issues surrounding wind energy....

Green Power

 Most of the cooperatives in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Oklahoma and Arkansas offer green power to their members. Howard Electric also offers green power to our members. Arkansas, for example, owns...

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