Tag: Solar

Bold Nebraska Launches “Made In the Neb” Online Hub and Interactive Map to Promote Nebraska’s Bold Businesses and Clean Energy Production

Bold Nebraska Launches “Made In the Neb” Online Hub and Interactive Map to Promote Nebraska’s Bold Businesses and Clean Energy Production Participating businesses include local wind and solar installers and Nebraska farms, ranches, restaurants, bakeries, hardware stores, skateboard shops, and service providers Lincoln, NE — Bold Nebraska on Tuesday launched “Made In the Neb,” a new web-based, […]
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Tell Warren Buffett: Stop Blocking the Sun, Support Small Rooftop and Farm Solar

Warren Buffett’s utilities — along with others across the country — are mounting a coordinated effort to block the astounding growth of small, rooftop solar being installed by homeowners, farmers, ranchers and small businesses. (1) It’s a cynical effort to eliminate competition for Warren’s own businesses, instead of complementing the investments being made by citizens […]
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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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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: May 2015

Ben Gotschall
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Energy Barn Update In April 2015, the Build Our Energy Barn built in the path of the Keystone Export pipeline generated 281 kilowatt-hours of electricity back onto Nebraska’s public power grid, which is enough energy to power a light bulb for 30 months.  To date, the Energy Barn has produced 5.15 megawatt-hours of clean energy […]
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Letter to Sen. McConnell (round two)

Jane Kleeb
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Dear Senator McConnell, We live on the proposed route of Keystone XL pipeline. Our farms and ranches are directly at risk of a tarsands and benzene spill. While we understand the need for the federal government to discuss jobs, we also believe our property rights should not be traded away for an export pipeline that […]
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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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Build Our Energy Barn Project

The TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline is proposed to run through hundreds of Nebraska homes, farms and ranches, crossing the delicate Sandhills and putting the critical Ogallala Aquifer at risk. During the summer and fall of 2013, Nebraskans stood up for their future by literally building the clean energy future we need. We challenged Big Oil […]
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Tell LES: Invest in Local Solar

Mark Hefflinger
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(photo by Mary Anne Andrei)  ATTENTION LINCOLN RESIDENTS AND LES RATEPAYERS: Very soon, leaders at Lincoln Electric System will be meeting to discuss some important budget issues.  LES has been given a proposal for a Clean Local Energy Available Now (CLEAN) project that would allow Lincoln residents and businesses to generate clean solar energy and power their community […]
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