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Nov
21
Wed
Heartland B-Cycle Ceremonial Check-Outs & Electric Pedal-Assist Test Rides
Nov 21 all-day

 

 

Celebrate Heartland B-Cycle’s expansion at a series of Ceremonial Check-Outs throughout the day! Get an early chance to test ride one of the new Electric Pedal-Assist B-Cycles that Heartland B-cycle plans to implement in Spring 2019.

 

Join us at any of our check-outs for your chance to ride:
9:30am – 12th & Leavenworth – Ceremonial First Check Out
10:30am – 23rd & Cuming – Ceremonial First Check Out
11:30am – Electric Pedal-Assist Test Ride Session at our Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Station!
12:30pm – MCC South – Ceremonial First Check Out
1:30pm – Highlander: 30th & Patrick – Ceremonial First Check Out
2:30pm – 40th & Farnam – Ceremonial First Check Out
3:30pm – 60th & Maple – Ceremonial First Check Out
4:30pm – 33rd & California – Ceremonial First Check Out

Join this event on Facebook.

RECOMMENDED READING
B-cycle bike-share program nearly doubles number of Omaha locations, Omaha World-Herald Heartland B-cycle on Wednesday announced the locations and installation dates of 34 new bike-share stations around the Omaha metro area. Heartland B-cycle is Omaha’s first large-scale municipal bike-sharing system. Since 2015, it has been working to expand its current network of 35 B-stations to at least six more neighborhoods, granting more people easy access to the blue bikes.

Nov
28
Wed
IREC & Vote Solar Webinar: A Checklist for Voluntary Utility-Led Community Solar Programs
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

IREC and Vote Solar will co-host this webinar to discuss the recently-released Checklist for Voluntary Utility-Led Community Solar Programs and other shared renewables tools, including IREC’s National Shared Renewables Scorecard and Shared Renewables Policy Catalog.

To register, click HERE.

About IREC
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council increases access to sustainable energy and energy efficiency through independent, fact-based policy leadership, quality workforce development and consumer empowerment. A not-for-profit organization since 1982, IREC’s state-by-state work and national leadership make clean energy possible and reliable, including for low- to moderate-income customers and underserved communities. Learn more at www.irecusa.org

About Vote Solar
Since 2002, Vote Solar has been working to lower solar costs and expand solar access. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Vote Solar advocates for state policies and programs needed to repower our electric grid with clean energy. Learn more at www.votesolar.org

Nov
29
Thu
CESA Webinar – “Renewable Thermal in RPSs: Examples from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont”
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Although Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) have historically focused on electricity generation, fourteen states now include renewable thermal power for heat generation. This webinar will provide a broad overview of the issues involved in incorporating renewable thermal in state RPSs and will discuss trends among state RPSs. Speakers from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont will discuss the inclusion of renewable thermal in their states’ RPS programs.

Register here.

ABOUT CESA
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is a national nonprofit coalition of state and municipal clean energy funds working with federal, regional, industry, and other stakeholders to promote clean energy markets and technologies.

Nebraska Sierra Club’s November Event: Presentation by Tim Burke, President & CEO of Omaha Public Power District @ First United Methodist Church - Enter North Door
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Co-Sponsored by Green Bellevue & Nebraskans for Solar 

Find out more about Omaha Public Power District from President/CEO Tim Burke, such as what are their current and future renewable energy projects and electric vehicle and charger incentives. Learn about how they meet their mission to “provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy to our customers.”

Nebraska Sierra Club’s Facebook Link

ABOUT TIM BURKE

Timothy J. Burke joined OPPD in April 1997 as vice president. He has served as vice president of Customer Service & Public Affairs, overseeing Customer Service Operations, Customer Sales & Service, Customer Strategy, Economic Development, Safety & Technical Training, Corporate Marketing & Communications, Operations Analysis, Governmental Affairs, and Environmental & Regulatory Affairs. In May 2015, he became president and CEO.

His local and industry board affiliations include:
American Public Power Association
 Large Public Power Council
 Nebraska Power Association
 Business Ethics Alliance Trustee
 Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
 United Way of the Midlands
 Partnership for Our Kids
 StratCom Consultation Committee
 Offutt Air Force Base Advisory Council
 Air Force Global Strike Command Civic Leader Program 
 Nebraska Blue Print Steering Committee

Burke holds a master’s degree in public administration from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista University. He is married to Terri Burke. They have three sons who are married, as well as three grandchildren.

Source: OPPD’s Senior Management Team, OPPD.Com

Dec
4
Tue
CESA Webinar: “Americans’ Changing Views of Renewable Energy Policies”
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For ten years, the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College have conducted the National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE), which explore Americans’ attitudes towards energy and climate change. The researchers recently published Solar, Wind, and State Mandates: 10 Years of Renewable Energy in the NSEE, which considers how Americans’ views on solar and wind energy have changed over the past decade.

The report also explores attitudes towards and knowledge of state energy mandates, such as renewable portfolio standards. Sarah Mills, Senior Project Manager in the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan, will discuss the report’s findings and also reveal the results of a new 2018 survey, which will be released in November.

Register here.

ABOUT CESA
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is a national nonprofit coalition of state and municipal clean energy funds working with federal, regional, industry, and other stakeholders to promote clean energy markets and technologies.

Dec
5
Wed
2018 Green Omaha Coalition Film Festival @ Aksarben Cinema
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

 

 

5:30 PM – Hors d’Oeuvres & Socializing
6:15 PM – GOC Annual Member Meeting

6:30 PM – Panel Discussion with Don Preister & Jerry McNerney
7:00 PM – Movie Starts

 

 

Green Omaha Coalition invites you to a panel discussion and documentary film screening addressing how individual actions are essential for creating the cultural shift necessary to combat the global challenge of climate change.

“Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary” chronicles the life of Peter Kalmus, a Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory atmospheric scientist who gave up on trying to convert climate deniers with facts and figures and instead became the change he wanted to see in the world. Complementing the book of the same name, the film examines how Kalmus cut his fossil fuel use to 1/10 of the average American, all while increasing his family’s happiness. Discover how a change in life philosophy can help you find a new direction – one with a lower carbon footprint and elevated peace of mind.

Prior to the screening, there will be socializing, appetizers & cash bar, GOC’s annual membership meeting, and a panel discussion demonstrating how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

View the trailer: https://vimeo.com/253364089

Admission includes reception with cash bar.
Reserve your ticket online:
https://2018gocfilmfestival.eventbrite.com

Green Omaha Coalition members are free! Become a member today!

Join and share this event on Facebook!

 

Dec
11
Tue
Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar: “The Real Estate Industry and Selling Homes with Solar”
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar will look at the issues homeowners with solar can face when they go to sell their house, the ways in which the real estate industry can prepare to help solar homeowners sell their homes, and how state agencies and the solar industry can educate solar homeowners so that they are well prepared to sell their house without difficulty.

Janelle McGill, a Colorado realtor who has been engaged in training real estate professionals on solar, will identify some of the issues that homeowners can face, discuss the role of various parties (i.e., real estate agents, appraisers, lenders, title officers), and make suggestions for the types of information state agencies and the solar industry could provide to solar homeowners.

Pamela Brookstein of Elevate Energy will describe the training her organization has provided to the real estate industry, identify issues that emerged through the training program, and comments on the types of information and training real estate professionals need to help solar homeowners sell their home.

There will be opportunity for audience questions.

This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). Learn more at www.cesa.org.

Register for the webinar here.

Jan
9
Wed
Nebraskans for Solar’s January Event: “Nebraska’s Renewable Energy Development” @ UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center Rooms 230/231
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Nebraskans for Solar and Allied Organizations will launch a series of public forums on renewable energy & storage on this date. To celebrate the New Year, we will hold another drawing of several bestselling solar energy books. Complete details will be announced here, on Facebook and in our electronic newsletters asap. Please save the date and plan to join us! This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Feb
13
Wed
Nebraskans for Solar’s February Event: “Nebraska’s Renewable Energy Development” @ UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center Rooms 230/231
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Nebraskans for Solar and Allied Organizations will co-sponsor this second in a series of educational events on renewable energy. Complete details will be announced here, on Facebook and in our electronic newsletters asap. Please save the date and plan to join us! This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Mar
13
Wed
Nebraskans for Solar’s March Event: “OPPD’s Community Solar Program” @ UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center Rooms 230/231
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Nebraskans for Solar and Allied Groups will co-sponsor this third in a series of educational forums. Our guest speaker will be Courtney Kennedy, OPPD’s Alternative Energy Program Manager, who will lead a discussion and Q&A on OPPD’s Community Solar Program and how customers will be able to participate.

Some Background Information:
At the OPPD Board of Director’s June 7, 2018 meeting, the board received an update on the project, including size and location. OPPD awarded a 20-year power purchase agreement to a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, to build a 5-megawatt solar facility in Fort Calhoun. The OPPD facility will be built east of Fort Calhoun in Washington County, covering approximately 35 acres. Per contract terms, the facility will go into operation by June 30, 2019. – Source: Here comes the sun, OPPD’s The Wire

Complete details will be posted here, on Facebook and in our electronic newsletters asap. Please save the date and plan to join us! The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.