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Rural Electric Cooperatives Can Lead Community Solar Advancement

As the cost of renewable energy plummets, rural Iowans can benefit from increasing opportunities to exercise energy choice. Rural areas not only have access to more space and special incentives programs, but the majority of rural Iowans are member-owners of rural electric cooperatives (RECs). 

Public Power Affords Ratepayer-Owners a Say in Our 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 insure 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.

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?

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