By Michele Skalicky, KSMU/Ozarks Public Radio
Missouri Farmers are trying to work around more frequent floods and drought, which scientists say are the result of climate change. The Missouri Department of Agriculture said it doesn’t currently have anyone in the department looking at the impact of climate change on the state’s top industry, so many farmers are trying to figure out solutions on their own. Read more here.
USDA Photo: No-till farming.
NEBRASKA IN THE NEWS HERE
- Four decades of no-till study proves nature knows best, Lincoln Journal Star
- Energy assistance available for LES customers during pandemic, LES News Release
- Plan provides power line protection for birds, OPPD The Wire
- United Power sues Tri-State claiming ‘civil conspiracy’ to block Colorado jurisdiction over exit fees, Utility Dive. Tri-State Association members are located in four states: Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Nebraska.
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Acts To Suspend Pipeline Infrastructure Projects, Pipeline Technology Journal
NEWS FROM OTHER STATES
- Utilities, gas industry coordinate to oppose Ohio village’s clean energy goal, by Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy News Network
- Minneapolis outpaces state in renewable electricity, Southwest Journal
- Boise man traveling across the U.S. in solar-powered truck named Griff, Idaho News 6, KIVITV
DOE FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT
Energy Department to Invest. More Than $5 Million in Tribal Energy Infrastructure Deployment Projects. Between 2010 and 2019, the DOE Office of Indian Energy invested nearly $85 million in more than 180 tribal energy projects implemented across the contiguous 48 states and Alaska. These projects, valued at over $180 million, are leveraged by over $95 million in recipient cost share. See the DOE’s Office of Indian Energy website for a map and summaries of these competitively funded projects.
Nebraska Energy Projects
- Ho-Chunk, Inc. – 2018 Project
- Ho-Chunk Incorporated – 2017 Project
- Winnebago Tribe – 2014 Project
- Ponca Tribe of Nebraska – 2011 Project
Source: Tribal Energy Projects Database
SOLAR POWER WORLD VIDEO, ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS RELEASE
- Geronimo Energy buys 415 MW of First Solar Series 6 modules for 2022 projects, Solar Power World
- Nebraska referenced in this previously-posted Geronimo Energy news release: Geronimo Energy and Basin Electric Power Cooperative Announce Power Purchase Agreement for 128 MW South Dakota Solar Project
- Solar Basics: What are bifacial solar modules?
Solar Basics is a video series by Solar Power World created to help installers learn about the business, tools and tricks of the solar power trade.
- Pro tip: Never use soap to clean dirty solar panels