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The Clean Power Plan and Nebraska

Watch the Webinar: Nebraska Clean Power Plan Strategy Session (Feb. 10, 2016)

The Clean Power Plan requires that the state of Nebraska reduce its carbon emissions by 40% by 2030.

In Nebraska, we still rely on dirty coal-fired power plants for over 70% of our electricity, and they produce the vast majority of our carbon emissions, not to mention health impacts like asthma from other emissions.

The “carbon mitigation plan” our state must develop offers a substantial opportunity for us to speak up to demand more clean renewable energy like wind and solar in Nebraska.

(In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of the Clean Power Plan to reduce our country’s carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, and Gov. Ricketts’ subsequent order that Nebraska halt its already-in-progress work to develop a state compliance plan, Bold Nebraska issued this statement.)

Nebraskans Want Clean Power

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 8.00.23 PMLocal and statewide organizations have joined together to pool our efforts to engage Nebraskans in this process to advocate for the development of a Nebraska state “carbon mitigation plan” that focuses on boosting investment in more clean, renewable energy like wind and solar, and puts us on a speedier path to transition away from coal and other fossil fuels for our electricity needs.

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Wind turbines on a farm in northwest Iowa (Photo: Mark Hefflinger)

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