By Fred Knapp, Reporter/Producer, NET News
Excerpt: Over the next year, the company Knapp works for – Berkshire Hathaway Energy or BHE Renewables – will upgrade roads and install 200 wind turbines spread over 54,000 acres of farm and pasture land here in Holt County, which stretches from the Sandhills to the Niobrara River . . . The company says it will pay landowners lease payments totaling $2.5 million a year, and there will be about $2 million a year in tax payments to divide between the schools, the county, fire districts and townships.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
Nebraska: The Next Wind Frontier, The Nebraska Lawyer Magazine, January/February 2015 Issue, pages 27-33. Written by Jennifer L. Cooke-Yin and David L. Bracht