Tag: Wind

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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Lancaster County Wind Zoning Update: Time to Diversify Energy

Jane Kleeb
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Last night, I attended the Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting where the proposed wind zoning ordinance was discussed in great detail. The Commission narrowly passed the zoning ordinance on a 5-4 split, increasing the sound levels the turbines can run at and clarifying the setbacks for dwellings from an installed turbine. The split vote on the […]
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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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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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Wind Energy Is Important to Rural Nebraska

Mark Hefflinger
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NOTE: This posting originally appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Grand Island Independent on 11/24/13.  A day later, a more in-depth article appeared in the Midwest Energy News and is available at this link: http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2013/11/25/is-this-man-slowing-wind-development-in-nebraska/ At last week’s Nebraska Wind Conference, in response to statements made by Sen. Ken Haar (see this link or […]
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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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NPPD Board Votes Against More Wind Power for Nebraska

Mark Hefflinger
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Nebraska Public Power District’s (NPPD) board on Friday voted 6-3 against a proposal to purchase more wind energy for Nebraska, which currently derives the lion’s share of its power from burning coal. Statements from Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb, Nebraska Sierra Club policy advocate Ken Winston, NPPD District 11 Director Fred Christensen, and Nebraska Farmers Union […]
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