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Lincoln Journal Star Editorial on Nebraska solar permitting process: “In pursuit of less red tape”

By the Lincoln Journal Star Editorial Board

Photo: Lincoln Journal Star, illustrating the proposed LES solar farm at 7501 W. Holdrege

Photo: Lincoln Journal Star, illustrating the proposed LES solar farm at 7501 W. Holdrege

If the company chosen to build a solar energy farm for the Lincoln Electric System thinks it can expedite the project by going through the federal government instead of the state, more power to it.

But the choice raises questions.

First and foremost: Is the state permit process ready for the solar era?

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Solar power application withdrawn, but developer still wants to build

By Michael Shoro / Lincoln Journal Star

The developer of Nebraska’s first commercial solar energy project is withdrawing its application for state approval of the 5-megawatt generation plant just west of Lincoln, but says it will continue with the project.

In lieu of Nebraska Power Review Board certification, alternative energy firm Coronal Development Services is hoping to expedite the project by getting self-certification through the Federal Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act.

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