By Ryan Murphy, KNEB
The Gering City Council passed an ordinance Monday evening aimed at increasing the usage of renewable energy in the future. Rich Andrysik, a professional engineer with the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, spoke to the council about Renewable Distributed Generation.
NEBRASKA MENTIONED IN THE NEWS HERE
- Orsted reports 2% increase in operating profits, reNEWS
In October Orsted “acquired Haystack, a 298MW onshore wind development project in Nebraska.” Also, Orsted is the owner and developer of Plum Creek Wind Farm in Wayne County, which began commercial operation in 2020.
- Altius and Apollo Joint Venture Commits Additional US$25 Million Investment Into Tri Global Energy, Business Wire. Founded in 2009, Tri Global Energy’s mission is to improve communities through local economic development generated by originating and commercializing renewable energy projects. The company currently develops and owns utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in Texas, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
- Wind Energy In Nebraska Fact Sheet, American Wind Energy Association
PRINCETON REVIEW’S 2021 GUIDE TO GREEN COLLEGES
CCC recognized for ‘going green’, Hastings Tribune
[Central Community College] is among 416 institutions to have been included in the latest “Guide to Green Colleges,” based on a survey of administrators at 695 colleges and universities in 2019-20 concerning their institutions’ commitment to the environment and sustainability through policies, practices and programs. Editors for The Princeton Review analyzed the survey responses using more than 25 data points to make selections for the “Guide to Green Colleges,” which is available for free online at www.princetonreview.com/gree-guide and directs viewers to the colleges’ and universities’ websites. Other Nebraska institutions included in the 2021 guide are the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Creighton University in Omaha.
ANNUAL LAZARD REPORT
Wind remains cheaper, but solar’s costs are falling faster, Lazard finds, Utility Dive
The levelized cost of onshore wind generation has declined 2% over the past year to an average of $26/MWh, while the cost of utility-scale solar dropped 9% to an average of $31/MWh, when accounting for government subsidies, according to an annual analysis released last week by Lazard, a financial advisory and asset management firm.
Global Financial Institutions Plan For Major Oil & Gas Lending Exits, CleanTechnica
Financial institutions have begun the long overdue process of restricting oil and gas funding. According to an October, 2020 report generated by the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA), over 100 and counting globally significant financial institutions have announced their divestment from coal. Additionally, an IEEFA tracker indicates that 50 globally significant financial institutions have introduced policies restricting oil sands and/or oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including 23 to date this year. They’re leaving coal, oil, LNG, fossil gas, oil sands, and Arctic drilling.
FROM CLEAN TECHNICA
- Cleantech Creates Higher Paying Jobs — Millions Of Them
- Running An Energy Efficiency Company During COVID: Industry Perspectives
- US Energy Dept. Aims For Affordable Solar Power, With A Little Help From Friends
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- Online Program Retrains Workers Ahead of Indiana Coal-Fired Plant Closure, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
- Utility scale battery costs down about 70%, according to the EIA, American Public Power Association
- Navajo Power Brings Solar Energy to Homes on the Navajo Reservation, White Mountain Independent
- NV Energy seeks bids for solar, storage to be installed by 2024, Solar Power World
- Canadian Solar launches Series 7 module line that reaches 665 W, Solar Power World
- Carbontech is getting ready for its market moment, GreenBiz
- Taking a Regional Approach to Electric Vehicle Readiness, Rocky Mountain Institute