Tag: Solar

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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