Climate change would have icy impact on state’s economy, speaker says

By Robert Pore, The Grand Island Independent

Matthew Gregory of the Nebraska Wildlife Federation spoke to the
Grand Island Rotary Club Tuesday

At the end of 2016, Nebraska ranked 17th in the nation for wind energy facilities installed capacity, but it ranked fourth in the country in wind energy resources. Based on the sun index level, Nebraska is ranked 13th among the states with the greatest energy potential from solar power, according to a sun index developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), using data provided by NREL’s Renewable Resource Data Center. Gregory said the Nebraska Wildlife Federation is working on a comprehensive plan to create a greater clean energy solution for Nebraska using wind and solar resources called “The Husker Power Plan.”

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