New Power Nebraska shines a light on the benefits that wind energy generation brings to Nebraska’s communities and rural places – for clean power, farm income, and new jobs.
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
Using a natural resource – that we have in abundance in Nebraska – to cleanly create energy promotes American energy independence, generates new income opportunities for farmers, and leads us to a new energy future.
David L. Bracht, Former Director, Nebraska Energy Office
We as a state continue to see how wind can support our local economies. Having an additional natural resource that we can use. develop, and export for value is a great opportunity.
Chris Beutler, Former Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska
Wind energy is a significant component of our community’s energy diversification efforts. As we continue to grow as a city, we will increasingly draw upon clean energy sources to accommodate energy needs. As a clean, homegrown resource, wind will play a vital role in powering our future.
There are up to 4,000 direct wind energy jobs in Nebraska
Nebraska landowners hosting wind turbines have received annual lease payments of nearly $5 million
Through 2019, Nebraska has benefited from capital investment of $3.9 billion in wind projects
Wind projects contribute $12 million in annual state and local tax payments
“Rich Andrysik, a professional engineer with the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, spoke to the council about Renewable Distributed Generation. He says the ordinance would allow the City to Interconnect and Operate in Parallel with customer owned wind and solar renewable electric generators.”
“For example, a Pew poll from June 2020 is the latest in a long line of surveys that found large majorities of Americans support increasing the country’s share of wind generated-electricity, ranging from 69 percent of conservative Republicans to 93 percent of liberal Democrats who want to see more wind farms.”
“Modernization of Nebraska’s power grid requires investment in transmission infrastructure. This will be key to achieving renewable energy goals, followed by affordable energy prices. This enhances both reliability and the opportunity for home-grown energy.”
“The findings underscore the opportunity to advance smart clean energy policies that create higher-wage opportunities putting Americans back to work quickly rebuilding a cleaner, more resilient and more equitable economy.”
“Demand has only grown since the turbines went up: ‘Right now with the low commodity prices, [my neighbors] are just very, very happy that they are hosting turbines…”