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 more than 3,000 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
DAKOTA CITY — Dakota County leaders have decided more study and public input is needed before voting on a moratorium on wind farm developments.
Transforming America into a country that runs on clean energy is one way experts hope to alleviate the devastating economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With unemployment soaring and oil prices in a free fall, it’s looking highly unlikely that the US will simply step back into “business as usual.” Even though the pandemic is still raging, policy experts, climate action advocates, and scientists have all started drawing up plans that could save Americans from both the ravages of climate change and the economic fallout of COVID-19.
Solar, wind and batteries see dramatic gains in competitiveness over the last six months compared to longer-established energy options
A U.S. District Court judge has issued a permanent injunction preventing Nebraska Public Power District from canceling power purchase agreements with three wind farms in the state.
According to the Southwest Power Pool, the shared electric grid Nebraska is a part of along with 13 other states, wind energy is often the largest energy source generated and shared throughout this network.