Local View: Wind Energy for Property Tax Relief

This piece originally appeared in the Lincoln Journal Star: http://journalstar.com/local-view-wind-energy-for-property-tax-relief/article_bd3d7105-3984-5a7a-9633-d82cd340e95d.html By Michael Zakrzewski An Open Letter to Governor Ricketts: Dear Governor, Congratulations as you begin your new journey! As a third generation farmer/rancher in Holt County I was very happy to hear that your top priority will be property tax relief. The bad news is […]

How Loud is a Wind Turbine?

From GEReports.com. Because wind turbines are such a great source of clean, renewable energy, they’re usually greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm. But some complaints have been made that they can cause too much noise for residents living within a mile of the blades. So just how noisy are these turbines? The closest that […]

Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Their Utilities To Use More Renewables

  From North American Windpower Magazine: Eighty-one percent of U.S. utility customers expect their utility provider to use higher levels of renewable energy such as wind, solar and geothermal biogas in the future to meet their energy needs, according to a new report from GE’s Digital Energy business. That is just one of many findings […]

Got Water? Wind Energy is Dry Energy

With our states jn the grip of a crippling drought, it’s time to think seriously about the incredible amount of water used to generate our electricity. Click our graphic to learn more about how wind energy can save water for other life-sustaining uses.

Wind Energy Helps Ward Off Power Outages

by Michael Goggin, AWEA http://www.aweablog.org/blog/post/wind-energy-helps-ward-off-power-outages Over the last 48 hours, wind energy played a critical role in keeping homeowners warm as grid operators across the Eastern and Central U.S. worked overtime to keep up with record-breaking winter demand. Most importantly, wind energy provided massive quantities of extremely valuable electricity when grid operators needed it most […]

Keynote Speakers for Sixth Annual Wind Conference Announced

The Nebraska Wind Conference Committee announced the selection Keynote Speakers for the Sixth Annual Wind Conference, November 13-15, 2013 at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln. Steve Gaw, the Director of Southwest Power Pool Regulatory Policy for the Wind Coalition, is the former Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives and former Chair of the Missouri […]

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) Pushes Ahead in Wind Energy

Today, the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) board of directors  unanimously approved OPPD’s management plan to move forward with a 200 MW long-term power purchase from the Prairie Breeze Wind Farm scheduled to be operational in Elgin, Nebraska in early 2014.  The Wind Coalition applauds OPPD’s commitment to bringing clean, inexpensive, and reliable power to […]

NRDC Studies American Wind Farm Job Creation

Read a Copy of the Report Here: NRDC: American Wind Farms: Breaking Down the Benefits from Planning to Production From the Report’s Introduction: Stand underneath a wind turbine and it’s easy to be awestruck. Above you is a structure as tall as a 30-story building, with turbines as large as a football field and blades rotating at […]

Edison Mission Group and Nebraska Public Power District Announce Construction of New Nebraska Wind Farm

(CROFTON, NEBRASKA) (BUSINESS WIRE) — Edison Mission Group (EMG), a subsidiary of Edison International EIX +0.82% , and Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) announced today that construction has started on a new wind project capable of producing enough energy to meet the needs of about 14,000 homes in Nebraska. The Crofton Bluffs project is located […]

Wind Export Law Can Cope With Economy, Observers Say

From The Lincoln Journal Star By Art Hovey Invenergy, the first wind-power company to take advantage of Nebraska’s new wind export law, has been running into some economic headwinds recently in Virginia and other states. In some cases, state regulators wrestling with recessionary concerns have been unwilling to give the go-ahead to proposals to sell […]