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 exceeding $5 million
Through 2018, Nebraska has benefited from capital investment of $3.5 billion in wind projects
Wind projects contribute $8.5 million in annual state and local tax payments
“Standing tall here among the crops and pastures of western Wayne County may be the future of energy production in Nebraska.”
“Growing a renewable energy source that’s low cost, clean, and good for the economy is just common sense.” Read Full Article
Wayne officials look forward to new windfarm.
“For a lot of rural counties this is the biggest door knocking opportunity they’ve had in a very long time,” said National Farmers Union President, John Hansen.
“We need low-cost energy and we need clean energy, obviously, to fuel our state, and our factories, and our homes, and so forth,” said Foley