By Tony Herman, Hastings Tribune
Hastings became the latest Nebraska city to adopt Property Assessed Clean Energy program when the Hastings City Council approved the program’s manual, application and contract form during the council’s regular meeting Jan. 13. Participation in PACE promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy as an economic development tool. PACE financing is for commercial real estate and finances energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy systems. PACE loans serve as gap financing, so the developer would not have to spend as much of its capital to undertake an energy efficiency component of a project. Read more here.
Photo of the Nebraska State Capitol by Rick McCharles / Creative Commons. The Nebraska Legislature passed PACE-enabling legislation in 2016.
MORE NEBRASKA NEWS
- OPPD Board of Directors Elects New Officers For 2020, OPPD News Release, January 16, 2020
A new year brings new leadership roles for the Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors. At today’s monthly meeting, directors elected new officers for 2020. Craig Moody, who represents Subdivision 5, will serve as the board chair. Rick Yoder, who represents Subdivision 4, will serve as vice chair. Amanda Bogner, who represents Subdivision 1, will be the board’s treasurer for 2020. And Eric Williams, who represents Subdivision 6, will serve as secretary.
- LES offers Renewable Energy Certificates on customer bill, LES News Release
Lincoln Electric System has enhanced its existing Renewable Energy Certificates program by offering a new REC Rider, allowing LES customers to purchase the certificates on their LES bill.
- Harding selected for three-year term on APPA council, NPPD News Release
Nebraska Public Power District Board member Mary Harding of Plattsmouth was recently named to a three-year term on the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Policy Makers Council (PMC) by its Board of Directors.
- Niobrara’s Barry DeKay elected NPPD chair for 2020, NPPD News Release
CONSERVATION NEBRASKA’S COMMON GROUND EDUCATION PROGRAM
Workshop aims to build ‘A Sustainable You’ in 2020, by Tim Johnson, The North Platte Telegraph
The meeting was the kickoff to a yearlong program with monthly themes for Conservation Nebraska’s Common Ground Program. Solar energy will be February’s topic.
Links to More Information
- Conservation Nebraska’s Common Ground Education Program
- See more Conservation Nebraska events on our calendar and here.