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Nebraskans Discuss State's Energy Future

When it comes to power, Nebraska is unique from every other state. That’s because our state is the only one in the nation with public power, giving Nebraskans the ability to elect board members that will represent our interests when it comes to powering our homes and businesses. To ensure that we are being properly represented, Nebraskans must be active in learning about energy in the state and what public power districts are planning for the future. 
 

Zoned Out: Balancing New Energy Development with Citizen Needs

Over the past few years we have seen tremendous growth in the efficiency, effectiveness, and use of wind power. This is especially true in the Midwest.

States have worked hard to take advantage of this valuable renewable resource, steadily increasing the amount of wind power they use to meet their energy demands.

But as wind energy continues to grow rural economies and expand across the Midwest, local citizens ask, how will this affect my community? What are the rules for wind energy development?

Finding Better Ways to Manage Vegetation Under Transmission Lines

Midwestern states have a lot of potential to develop new wind power to meet their energy needs. But to make full use of these renewable resources, we need a way to connect new wind energy to the electric grid. As we continue to set our sights on increasing our use of wind energy, we also have to build out our transmission grid to provide wind projects with a path to consumers.

Zoned Out

Over the past few years we have seen tremendous growth in the efficiency, effectiveness, and use of wind power. In our report Zoned Out, we analyzed different approaches to zoning commercial wind energy systems. The report (http://www.cfra.org/zoned-out-wind-energy-analysis) also broke down the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches, and what makes for effective zoning standards.
 

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