Tag: Renewable Energy

Energy Barn Update: Summer 2015

Summer means sun, and when the sun shines, Nebraskans can take advantage of harnessing that energy to power our homes and businesses.  Bold Nebraska believes in adding more small-scale, distributed energy generation, like rooftop solar, to more communities in our state.  Solar energy saves money, keeps the air clean, and creates jobs for installers and […]
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June 4: Watch Parties for “Nebraska Nexus” Film by Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities

On June 4, the Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities will present the final Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series (SLPS) program of the season — featuring excerpts from the Joslyn Institute’s highly lauded movie, “Nebraska Nexus.” The film will be presented by JISC President and CEO W. Cecil Steward, who will also talk about Nebraska resources, including […]
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Belgrade, NE Solar Tour Generates Energy and Interest

Mark Hefflinger
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Re-posted with permission from the Center for Rural Affairs Guest writer Martin Kleinschmit was a participating farmer in our pioneering Small Farm Energy Project in 1976. He also worked for the Center for years in our beginning farmer and sustainable agriculture programs. Jim Knopik is a board member of the Center for Rural Affairs. Solar […]
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New Energy Roundup: April 2015

Energy Barn Update In March 2015, the Build Our Energy Barn built in the path of the Keystone Export pipeline generated 340 kilowatt-hours of electricity back onto Nebraska’s public power grid, which has the same carbon offset as planting 6 trees.  To date, the Energy Barn has produced 4.84 megawatt-hours of clean energy for Nebraska, […]
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New Energy Roundup: February/March 2015

Ben Gotschall
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Energy Barn Update In January 2015, the New Energy Barn built in the path of the Keystone Export pipeline generated 261 kilowatt hours of clean energy onto Nebraska’s public power grid.  That’s enough energy to power a refrigerator for 58 days. In February 2015, the Energy Barn generated 221 kilowatt hours of electricity, which is […]
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Build Our Energy: Small, Clean and Local Powered by YOU

Mark Hefflinger
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*Donate now to support Bold Nebraska’s work building clean and local energy* The “Harvest the Hope” benefit concert in September 2014 saw more than 8,500 people converge on a farmer’s corn field near Neligh, Nebraska to see legends Neil Young and Willie Nelson along with Frank Waln, Lukas Nelson and local artists all speaking out to protect […]
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New Wind, Solar Will Push Lincoln Electric System to 48% Renewables in 2016

Mark Hefflinger
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Lincoln, Nebraska Mayor Chris Beutler and Lincoln Electric System (LES), the publicly-owned utility that serves the greater Lincoln area, announced on Dec. 19 that LES has finalized agreements to add 173 megawatts of wind energy and 5 megawatts of solar — which will bring its portfolio to 48% renewable energy in 2016. The move will […]
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The Great Sioux Nation, Obama Administration Meet to Address Renewable Energy and Alternatives to the Keystone XL Pipeline

For Immediate Release: Nov. 20, 2014 Contact: Aldo Seoane, Wica Agli Phone: 855-942-2669 Ext. 701 The Great Sioux Nation & Obama Administration Meet to Address Renewable Energy and Alternatives to the Keystone XL Pipeline Washington, DC – November 20, 2014: Tribal presidents met with members of the Obama Administration to address a revolutionary new approach to […]
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Election Day is November 4: Key Info You Need

Mark Hefflinger
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VOTING INFO Register to vote. (Recently moved? You need to update your address.) Check to see if you are registered, find out your “district” and polling place Get an “early voting ballot” mailed to you Problems or questions about voting rights WHEN DO I VOTE? Election day is Nov. 4th, 2014. Polls are open 8am-8pm CT. […]
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