By Michael Shively, News Channel Nebraska
FAIRBURY, NE — A major renewable energy company is studying to see if Jefferson County would be a good spot for a new wind farm.The Jefferson County Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a special use permit for Big Blue Nebraska Wind LLC to build a meteorological tower. The tower will be built about two miles northwest of Harbine. Big Blue Nebraska Wind LLC is owned by NextEra Energy . . . Continue reading here.
Photo: NextEra Energy’s Sholes Wind Farm in Wayne County, Nebraska
NextEra’s Nebraska Projects Also Include:
- Little Blue Wind: 250 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Webster and Franklin Counties, Nebraska
- Gage Wind: 124 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Gage County, Nebraska
Of Potential Interest To High School Teachers & Students
- Career Map: Meteorological Technician, Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office
- Wind Career Map Text Version
- Map a Career in Clean Energy, Department of Energy
- Wind Measurement (MET) Towers, CropWatch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Careers at NextEra Energy
NEW REGENERATIVE AG ORGANIZATION
Jessica Gnad, “a dedicated soil health advocate with more than a decade of experience in the food, finance, and farming industries,” heads up Great Plains Regeneration, a new alliance made up of farmers, ranchers and academics from Kansas and neighboring states. The organization’s leaders also include two Nebraskans: Graham Christensen, from Oakland, who serves on the board of directors, and Trey Blackhawk, from Winnebago, a member of the advisory board. Great Plains Regeneration’s current initiatives include: farmer/rancher-led education, watershed regeneration, regional marketplace development.
Visit Great Plains Regeneration for more information.
VILSACK ADDRESSES RECENT FALSE CLAIMS ABOUT BIDEN’S CLIMATE ACTION PLANS
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will not use eminent domain to take farm or ranch property out of production to meet its climate goal of conserving 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030, nor will it try to restrict people’s meat consumption, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday.
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USDA: 100 Days Update
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