It is easy to take for granted something that is so reliable and ever-present. We expect light when we flip on a switch or to see our favorite show when we turn on the TV.

But many Americans remember what it was like to live without electricity. We sat down with Bill Bohn, a dairy farmer from Longmont, Colo., to learn what it was like to grow up in the dark.

Bill was born in western Nebraska, where his family had a small farm.

He and his family moved to Longmont with their tractor, belongings and Bill’s pony when he was eight.

At Keep Electricity Affordable, we work to explain important energy issues, highlight their impact on families, farms and other businesses and demonstrate how to make your voice heard. We believe that knowledge is power. There’s perhaps no better illustration of that axiom than election season.

Families and businesses across the West can’t afford the effects of increased royalty rates on coal. Please tell the federal Bureau of Land Management that we rely on coal to keep electricity affordable and reliable.

In a big win for affordable electricity, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial Clean Power Plan should be put on hold while courts consider legal challenges from 27 states. Learn more.

UPDATE: February 12, 2016

In a big win for affordable electricity, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial Clean Power Plan should be put on hold while courts consider legal challenges from 27 states. 

With the issuance of its final Clean Power Plan rules on August 3, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency charted a fundamentally new direction for power generation in this country. The limitations on carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector that are set forth in the rules may substantially change how Colorado’s electric co-ops provide electricity to our member-owners across the state.

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