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Posted on Yale Climate Connections
“These new cold climate air source heat pumps are functional down to -10, -15 degrees,” [Chris Carrick with the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board] says. And they run on electricity, so they generate heat without burning oil, natural gas or other fuels on site. According to a report by the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute, switching to heat pumps could dramatically reduce the carbon pollution caused by home heating. They have the most impact in places with renewable electricity. Read more here.
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- Wind energy is on the rise in the Great Plains
Southwest Power Pool oversees the electricity grid in parts of 14 states, including Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma. In April, the organization briefly generated more than 65% of its power from wind – a national record for a regional grid operator.
- More About Southwest Power Pool: Fast Facts
- In rural and urban communities alike, energy costs burden low-income families: Weatherization programs can help.
Nebraska Information Sources on the Above Topics
- Wind Energy Generation in Nebraska, Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy: Last updated October 21, 2019
- WINDExchange: Wind Energy In Nebraska
- AWEA State Fact Sheets / National Map
- AWEA Nebraska Fact Sheet: Wind Energy In Nebraska
- Nebraska Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program, Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)