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Midlands Voices: An education leader in renewables

Omaha World Herald 

By Larry Hopp, Director of the Energy Technology Program at Creighton University

In Nebraska — where the ground touches the sky — our abundant natural resources have fueled our agricultural economy for hundreds of years. Our notorious wind, ample sunshine, water and fertile soils all play important roles in making our state a key part of the nation’s breadbasket.

These renewable natural resources have also put our state in a prime position to become a national leader in renewable power. Nebraska enjoys the third-best wind resources in the nation, and we are ranked 13th for solar power potential.

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See also: Wind, solar power could supply 75 percent of Nebraska’s needs, advocates say, by Russell Hubbard, Omaha World Herald

“Creighton University’s Sustainable Energy Science Program” – A Panel Presentation, March 23, 2015, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Creighton University’s Eppley Building, Technology Room, 25th & California. Co-sponsored by Nebraskans for Solar (NFS). RSVP: NFS Events Organizer, Helen Deffenbacher nebraskansforsolar@gmail.com. For additional details, click here.

Wind, solar power could supply 75 percent of Nebraska’s needs, advocates say

By Russell Hubbard / World-Herald staff writer

Nebraska wind and solar advocates said Wednesday that renewable energy has the potential to supply almost 75 percent of the state’s needs.

A new report produced by the Wind Energy Foundation, Creighton University and Washington-based consultants David Gardiner and Associates said “significant cost declines” for electricity generated by wind and solar power is spurring development in Nebraska and nationwide.

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