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Nebraska Energy Quarterly: March 2020 Edition Now Available

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

Inside the March 2020 Edition:

NDEE Releases Energy Annual Report
The 2019 Energy Annual Report is now available on the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy’s website.
 
EV Charging Station Rebates Awarded
The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) has awarded rebates totaling over $1.8 million for new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations that will be installed over the next two years.

How Many Homes can be Powered by Solar Energy?
As new solar facilities are being developed in Nebraska, NDEE has been asked to translate the scale of these projects into a more tangible way of understanding them.
 
MEAN Sets Carbon Neutral Goal
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) Board of Directors approved a resolution laying out a vision to a carbon neutral power resource portfolio by 2050 at its board meeting on Jan. 23 in Kearney.

EIA Website Shows State Rankings
Did you know the Energy Information Administration (EIA) maintains an overview of states’ energy profiles?

Rebates Fund Engine Replacements
NDEE awarded more than $950,000 through its 2019 Clean Diesel Rebate Program.

The Marshmallow Challenge
Their mission is to build a tower as tall as they can.
 
Smart Home Lighting
It seems like every device is getting smarter these days. Since smart home lighting is so new, many of us could use a little introduction.

Download the March Edition here.

Nebraska Energy Quarterly – December 2019 Edition

Published by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

Inside this issue of the Nebraska Energy Quarterly:

Clean Diesel Rebate Applications Accepted Through Jan. 17
The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy’s 2019 Clean Diesel Rebate Program is now accepting applications for two types of rebates—local diesel truck replacements and agricultural irrigation pump diesel engine replacements.

NDEE Announces Survey Results
Inherent to the duties of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) is the preparation of the Nebraska State Energy Plan (NSEP).

Winter Forecast Projects Possible Lower Energy Bills
On Oct. 11, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) convened their annual call with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to discuss the winter forecast.

Nebraska’s Renewable Status
Renewable resources fuel almost one-fifth of Nebraska’s net electricity generation.

Poultry Operation to Install Solar Array
NDEE, along with Dundee Bank of Omaha, has awarded a low-interest rate loan for solar facilities associated with a poultry operation.

NIBB and Educational Outreach
In 2016, the then-Nebraska Energy Office submitted a state competitive application to the U.S. Department of Energy.

How Does Your Home Handle the Cold?
When the thermometer dips below 20oF, you can find out a lot about how well your home seals out the cold.

Read the articles here.

Nebraska to Become the Midwest’s Leader in Building Efficiency

By Tara Lukasik, Building Safety Journal. Republished in the Nebraska
Energy Office’s June 2019 Newsletter, Nebraska Energy Quarterly

The state of Nebraska is ready to update the state’s energy codes for residential and commercial buildings — from the 2009 to the 2018 edition — which will make the state a regional leader on building efficiency. Nebraska lawmakers presented LB 405 to Governor Pete Ricketts on May 2, 2019, which he signed into law (effective Sept. 7, 2019).

Shortly before, Governor Ricketts signed LB 348 into law (also effective Sept. 7, 2019) which updates the International Building Code, International Residential Code and International Existing Building Code from the 2012 to the 2018 edition. Read the entire article here.

Additional articles and resources in the electronic newsletter are posted here.

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Wind energy the new ‘cash crop’ for Colorado farmers

By Liz Forster, The Gazette

For more than a century, Jan and Virgil Kochis’ family has farmed wheat, corn and other cash crops on 10,000 acres of pasture and farmland near Matheson in Elbert County.

It’s the only lifestyle they know, they said. So when crop prices started to plummet, the Kochises turned to a resource that is breathing new economic life into eastern Colorado: wind turbines. Continue reading here.

Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and craft beer enthusiast.

Photo by Excel Energy: Colorado Wind Turbines

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March 2018 Issue of The Nebraska Energy Quarterly Now Available

The Nebraska Energy Quarterly is a newsletter produced by the Nebraska Energy Office devoted to energy efficiency and renewable energy issues.

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Track Kearney solar park’s energy with online tool

By KHGI, Nebraska TV

Click graphic to link to Kearney Solar Farm’s energy production dashboard.

The online dashboard will display the amount of energy produced on an hourly, monthly, yearly and lifetime basis . . . and how much of other natural resources Kearney residents have saved by going green with solar. Read more.

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