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Mayors join call for more solar power

Special to the Norfolk Daily News





More than 200 mayors representing cities in every U.S. state have signed on to Environment America Research & Policy Center’s “Mayors for Solar Energy” letter, embracing a collective vision for solar-powered communities. Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning is one of two representing Nebraska, along with Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler . . . The number of signatures on the Mayors for Solar Energy letter has more than tripled since December 2017, and Environment America Research and Policy Center expects that number will continue to grow. Learn more here.

Environment America News Release: From sea to shining sea, mayors call for solar
Mayors For Solar Energy

Environment America Resources

Additional Opportunity Highlighted by Environment America
Apply for SolSmart designation and get technical assistance in improving your solar permitting process.


Lincoln, Nebraska is a
SolSmart Designee.




Lincoln Environmental Action Plan 2017 – 2018 (PDF)



Previously Posted NPPD News Release:
NPPD, Norfolk seeking grant for battery energy storage project. Funding for battery energy storage system (BESS) demonstration project is being sought by the Nebraska Public Power District and the City of Norfolk that would be tied to a proposed community solar project planned for that community in 2019.

Norfolk Daily News Guest Opinion: Northeast helps fuel economy through wind energy program

      Written by Dr. Michael Chipps, Northeast Community College President

As Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning mentioned in a recent column in the Daily News, wind farms are providing an economic boost to this region of Nebraska by creating a larger tax base and more job opportunities. Our graduates now in the profession are telling us the same thing. Wind farms in Northeast Nebraska have allowed many of our graduates to remain close to home while earning exceptional income. Of the 57 graduates, all but twenty are employed in Nebraska, with 89 percent of them working in the industry. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the wind energy technology program, students learn a high level of hydraulics, electrical concepts, welding and mechanics, which allows them to also pursue other industrial maintenance related careers. Read more here.

Seeking a balance on wind energy, by Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning