By Tony Dreibus, Freelance Writer, The Wire, OPPD Blog
Sarpy County for years was known as a bedroom community, an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Recently, it’s become a destination for companies seeking available land, access to major roadways and a steady supply of potential employees. Facebook is one such company. The social network in April 2017 announced it was going to build a facility near Highway 50 and Capehart Road. Less than a year later, the company said the project would consist of six buildings instead of two. Read more here.
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- Land Management, The Wire, OPPD Blog
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Solar Homes: The Next Step for Clean Energy, Environment America and Frontier Group
Installing solar panels on all new homes is a common-sense step that would create a wave of clean, renewable energy, reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, cut air pollution, save consumers money and help to create a more resilient electric grid. Download the Report.
HAPPENING IN OTHER STATES
The proposed legislation would require all new residential units in the city to include solar arrays, starting in 2019. A July poll by Morning Consult found that nearly 2/3 of Americans would support a solar mandate for new homes.
- Solar Energy Delivers on Its Carbon-Free Promise: It’s Not Costly Anymore, Shepherd Express
- At Illinois Tech, energy innovation and entrepreneurship have new home, Midwest Energy News
- More Solar To Bring Stanford University To 100% Clean Power, Solar Industry
- EnSync is building a solar+wind+storage microgrid for Ohio trucking terminal, Solar Power World
- Sustainable: Batteries bolster solar in a first for Minnesota, Finance & Commerce
- Community Food Share solar array translates into more meals, Broomfield Enterprise News $473,000-project defers 60 percent energy usage.
- Town of Rochester, Poughkeepsie part of ‘Solar for All’ program, Daily Freeman
- Upcycled R.I. Waste Sites Now Produce Solar Power, Eco Rhode Island News
- Blue light special: Retail is struggling, but solar can be a ray of hope, Solar Builder
- Xcel Energy Vows 100 Percent Carbon Reduction By 2050, Colorado Public Radio
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS
The Utility Dive Awards for 2018
The awards recognize the utility industry’s top disruptors and innovators. These executives and companies are key leaders in the sector’s pivotal transition.
Utility of the Year: Xcel
CEO of the Year: Jim Robo, NextEra Energy
Green Initiative of the Year: Washington, DC’s Green Bank
1M EVs in the US ‘a step in our journey’ to combat climate change,
Smart Cities Dive
Image: License plate belonging to Don Cox, Stanford University Emeritus Professor and adjunct professor in UNL’s College of Engineering. His avocation is electric vehicles; he has taught EV classes at UNL and UNO. Owner of four Teslas, Don is known to generously offer demo rides to other EV enthusiasts, including students and colleagues.