Eighteen North Carolina electric cooperatives in June sponsored 31 rising high school seniors on the annual Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. In addition to learning about cooperatives and forming their own, the participants toured the U.S. Capitol (shown), and visited their Congressional representatives, Arlington National Cemetery and other Washington area sites. (Photo by Mike Olliver)
Energy Efficiency Tip
Want to beat the heat? Run appliances like dish washers and dryers late in the evening. Use cold water to wash clothes, and remember to unplug electric chargers, televisions and any appliances when you are not using them.