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
In the fall of 2019, Central Community College (CCC) officially started its new Energy Technology (ETEC) program. The ETEC program is located on the Hastings campus in the State of Nebraska.
More and more, the marketplace is demanding renewable energy because it’s both sustainable and cost-competitive, and this deal shines light on the potential and promise of clean energy as an emerging economic growth engine for our state
Up to $1.2 billion in new wind and solar energy projects could be spurred by an agreement to provide 100% renewable energy for a proposed carbon black/anhydrous ammonia plant near Hallam, officials said Monday.
The development of clean energy, like wind, is vital to accomplishing these objectives and ensuring a sustainable future. And creating more jobs and helping to ease the tax burden in our county is also more important than ever
With an overwhelming amount of wind resources available, the economic opportunities to come, and the rapid growth of the industry, it would be wise for Nebraska schools to make their own investment in a clean energy future for their students.