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Good Wind Development Requires Community Outreach

When you think about new wind energy development, what comes to mind? Do you think about local schools, police, and fire departments benefiting from property taxes? Perhaps you count the number of new jobs on the horizon. Or the payments landowners will receive for hosting turbines on their land.

It’s true that renewable energy can help grow rural economies. Yet the biggest question most people have is this: “How will this project impact me and my home town?”

Transmission Essential to Connect Renewables

After three rounds of public meetings, an interstate transmission project is seeking final approval in Illinois.
 
Earlier this month, Clean Line Energy partners filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for a certificate of public need and convenience for their Grain Belt Express transmission project. The proposed project is one of several transmission lines that has the potential to connect wind energy generated in the Midwest to eastern markets.
 

3 Reasons NPPD Could Use Less Coal

Nebraska has big decisions to make about its energy future. With a long list of environmental regulations, both forthcoming and currently in place, the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) needs to decide between continued, expensive updates to an increasingly inefficient and polluting coal plant in order to protect Nebraskans from harmful coal byproducts, or investment in communities and clean, sustainable energy options.

NPPD Can Do More to Help Lower Energy Consumption and Electricity Bills

Affordable and reliable energy is critical for rural and small towns. Luckily, here in Nebraska we have the opportunity to meet our energy needs while at the same time creating more vibrant communities. Small businesses, manufacturing operations, households, schools, libraries, family farms, and grocery stores in small-town communities are missing a prime opportunity to save more money, simply by consuming less energy. 

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