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
“MADISON — Plans for the central part of Madison County to be measured for its suitability for a possible wind farm took a step forward Thursday evening.”
“Climate change is an existential threat — a true life-and-death threat.”
“GRUNDY COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) – More and more wind turbines are coming online each year. Currently, MidAmerican Energy operates more than 2,600 wind turbines, many of which are in the Hawkeye state.”
“ALMA — Owners of the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement project will consider adding wind energy generation to the site’s benefits.”
“For decades, access to cheap coal-fired electricity fueled industrial expansion across the Midwest, from auto plants to steel mills.”