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Heat and cool your home without blowing your budget

A blower, sized appropriately for the room, is installed inside the house. (Photo courtesy of NW Energy Efficiency Alliance) If baseboard heaters and window AC units are driving up household electric...

Be E3 Smart: Energy, Efficiency, Education

The Be E3 Smart program provides teachers with resources — such as the energy bike and Snap Circuits (opposite page) — to help them reach their students in new and different ways. Students can even get an...

Humbled by hurricanes

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Shelter, food, clean water, electricity — these are the essentials of life in today’s world. For all the technology and innovation...

The benefits of air source heat pumps

Heat pumps generally are split systems, with the condenser situated outside the home. For most of us, heating and cooling accounts for the largest part of our household energy use. For someone wanting to...

Our power: Generating electricity the co-op way

Cardinal Station, located along the Ohio River in Jefferson County, is the primary source of power for Ohio co-op members. Driving on Ohio Route 7 south of Steubenville near Brilliant, the first thing most...

Something for everyone at Farm Science Review

Farm Science Review features the latest and greatest farm equipment, but so much more, including the Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Education Center. The Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Education Center at...

Where do you get your power?

Credit: Getty Images Who among us, when we flip a light switch or turn on a fan, gives a second thought (or even a first thought) to where the electricity comes from to light the bulb or cool the room?...

Charging ahead with electric vehicles

The Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling EV. The all-electric LEAF retails for about $30,000 and has a range of up to 107 miles. (Photo courtesy of Nissan) Those who haven’t shopped for a new car in...

Scrubbed: Buckeye Power gypsum helps farmers improve soil quality

Taking care of the soil is essential for future generations, says Casey Longshore. He hopes his 2-year-old son, Landen, has the opportunity to farm if he wishes. Casey Longshore and his family are on a...

Behind the socket: A member’s guide to wholesale power

The Wever family, members of Union Rural Electric in Marysville, take a keen interest in their electric bills. Rebecca and Ben Wever, members of Marysville-based Union Rural Electric Cooperative (URE),...