Last month, the Gage County Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend to the County Board of Supervisors that amendments be made to existing regulations governing development of wind farms in the county.
Among these was the requirement that each turbine be set back at least one mile away from any non-participating residence. If approved, this would be one of the most restrictive regulations in the nation — and its practical effect would be to ban any further development of wind energy within the county borders. Continue reading here.
Gary Thompson has served as an NPPD Board of Directors member for 27 years. He lives in Clatonia.
Considerations for leasing land for solar development, JenREESources Extension Blog, maintained by Nebraska Extension Educator Jenny Rees. Leasing land for solar development is a topic landowners in the McCool Junction and Lushton area are facing. This is a guest column by my colleague John Hay, Nebraska Extension Energy Educator. [McCool Junction and Lushton are villages in York County].
Excerpt “We have our primary source right now is coal, we do have some natural gas, this wind energy will obviously be a bigger factor in that portfolio that we have,” said Tim Luchsinger of the Grand Island Utilities Department . . . “Environmentally, it is a clean source, it’s definitely the way of the future and it’s going to be good for Grand Island, it’s going to be good for Nebraska and it’s going to be good for the country,” said Luchsinger.