Customers in Ohio and Nebraska are among those taking advantage of a new and simpler technique for connecting solar arrays and other renewable energy systems to the grid.
Between efforts at the Capitol building in Lincoln and in city halls across the state, Property Assessed Clean Energy financing appears poised to take off in Nebraska.
One of Nebraska’s largest utilities is scheduled to meet with stakeholders today to begin developing a vision for its first community solar project.
At least 10 municipal utilities in Nebraska have chosen to stop or cut back on buying their power from the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), in search of lower prices and greater access to renewable energy.
Bills before the Nebraska and Kansas legislatures to allow electricity customers to choose their power provider are being viewed with caution, and a little skepticism, by clean-energy promoters in the two states.
A pair of bills now before the Nebraska legislature would provide a new potential funding source for community solar projects, and mandate that utilities allow community solar projects initiated by their customers.
Nebraska is making another stride on efficiency, launching an initiative to measure – and eventually reduce – the energy used in buildings throughout the state.
Republican attorneys general from three Midwest states say an investigation into whether oil giant Exxon Mobil misled investors about the risks of climate change is a “grave mistake” and an effort to “police the global warming debate.”
Nebraska, historically one of the worst-performing states in the U.S. for energy efficiency, may take a step forward with the state legislature’s approval last week of Property Assessed Clean Energy financing.
Nebraska state Sen. Al Davis, a Republican, says his state is running out of time to establish a wind industry, which he believes can help financially struggling rural communities.