Nebraska is one of the top ranked states for wind energy potential in the United States. Consistently strong winds, abundant open spaces, and a central location ideal for exporting energy make the Cornhusker State a prime spot for wind power production.
Though high in potential, Nebraska currently ranks 14th in the U.S. in wind energy production. Neighboring states Iowa, South Dakota, and Kansas each use wind energy to generate nearly a third or more of their states’ energy needs. Nebraska currently gets just about 10 percent of its energy from wind. Nebraska’s wind energy potential is tremendous, and much of the state is untapped for development. But that is quickly changing as Nebraskans recognize that its rural places can now produce energy as efficiently as they do food.
Join us in advocating for policies that will support the growth of Nebraska’s wind energy industry and the economic benefits that will follow.