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Pope Francis would already be proud of our conservation efforts, Nebraska and Omaha-area utilities say

By Russell Hubbard, World-Herald staff writer

Photo: Omaha.Com

Photo: Omaha.Com

Nebraska and Omaha-area energy companies say they’re already on the way to scrubbing up their industry, actions that jibe with Pope Francis’ call this week to curb climate change.

“The pope’s message reinforces a lot of the changes we have undertaken,” said Russ Baker, manager of environmental and regulatory affairs for the Omaha Public Power District, which has 800,000 customers in the region.

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Powerful Outreach: Creighton’s energy technology students get real-world experience while helping nonprofits with alternative energy solutions

By Eugene Curtin, Creighton Magazine

Room 119 in Creighton’s Eugene C. Eppley Building is an unassuming space, its bare walls and utilitarian furniture bearing little testimony to the challenges faced by students enrolled in Creighton’s Energy Technology Program.

A hospital in Nigeria and the Siena/Francis homeless shelter in Omaha currently form the focus of their attempts to harness the power of the sun in the form of solar cell technology. In this room, and upon the efforts of these students, rests the humanitarian dream of a Nigerian priest, and the hope of a young, up-and-coming physics professor to prove the efficacy of solar power.

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To learn more about Creighton’s Sustainable Energy Science Program, visit: http://www.creighton.edu/program/Sustainable-Energy-Science-Major-BS

See also:
Siena-Francis Solar Photovoltaic Installation: A Collaboration of the Omaha Public Power District, Nebraskans for Solar and Creighton University’s Energy Technology Program, By Anton G. Yanchillin; edited by Dr. Andrew C. Baruth

Wind, solar power could supply 75 percent of Nebraska’s needs, advocates say, by Russell Hubbard, World-Herald staff writer