By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald
“At today’s gasoline and electricity prices in Nebraska, you can spend $50 on gasoline and drive 454 miles or you can spend $50 on electricity and drive 1,666 miles, cutting the carbon emissions in half or more,” said Moe Alahmad, an associate engineering professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on the Omaha campus. He reported his research Friday to a special legislative committee charged with working toward a state action plan on climate change. State Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill, co-chairman of the committee with Sen. Ken Haar of Malcolm, said Monday that he believes that electric vehicles have a role to play in the state’s response.
Photo: Moe Alahmad
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Hastings introduces its first electric vehicle charging station for use by public, Omaha World-Herald. Hastings officials gave the traveling public a jolt Monday afternoon. The city introduced its first electric vehicle charging station, as well as the newest addition to its city fleet — a 2016 Ford Fusion hybrid vehicle. The electric vehicle charging station, which is available for public use, is in the parking lot of the Hastings Museum, 1330 N. Burlington Ave.
State senators set to discuss past, future of renewables, Hastings Tribune
On Monday, Nov. 7 Nebraska State senators Ken Haar, Heath Mello, John McCollister, Patty Pansing Brooks and Ken Schilz will discuss what has happened in the Legislature regarding wind and solar energy legislation, and what needs to happen in the future to advance those industries. The discussion begins at 8:45 a.m. during the Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference. “This is a great opportunity to not only hear from but meet the State Senators who have been instrumental in the legislative changes made in recent years to improve the competitiveness of Nebraska wind and solar energy,” said Adam Herink, conference co-chairman. Click logo to link to the Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference website.