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Joining alliance should give Grand Island a jump start

By Jeff Bahr, The Grand Island Independent

The likelihood of a charging station coming to Grand Island increased in March, when the city joined the Nebraska Community Energy Alliance . . .  The alliance uses grant funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, which receives 44.5 percent of the profits of the Nebraska Lottery. The Nebraska Community Energy Alliance (NCEA) was founded in 2014 as an inter-local cooperative agency. The alliance’s mission is to “build and promote advanced technologies for housing and transportation that save energy,” reduce carbon dioxide pollution and cut costs. One way Grand Island might get a charging station is through Volkswagen’s settlement with the federal government over the car manufacturer’s misleading use of diesel engines. Read the complete story here.

Photo by Jeff Bahr: Eldon Gunderson shows what’s under the hood of his Tesla Model S during a stop Friday at the Tesla charging station near Bosselman Travel Center. He and his wife, Barbara, were traveling from South Dakota to their home  in Goodyear, Arizona.

Nebraska Community Energy Alliance’s Website