Clean Energy News

Connecting Small Renewable Generators to the Grid

The Center recently joined with 24 other organizations to support changes to federal regulations that will make it easier for small and midsize solar and wind systems to connect to the electric grid.

Proposed changes will increase transparency and reduce wait time when generation systems producing 20 megawatts or less seek to connect to the grid.

Transmission and Your Business

When something as big as a new transmission line is being built in your area, you won’t be blamed for asking a few good questions.  Where will the line be located? Do I have any say in the process? How will this project improve my community?

Fortunately, the Center for Rural Affairs understands your concerns. Clean Line does too. That’s why they’re holding a round of open houses to introduce the Grain Belt Express.

Wind Energy To Market

For decades we have been searching for ways to get the goods we produce to market. We started with railroad tracks. From there we focused on highways, and eventually the Interstate Highway System.

Today we turn our attention to transmission lines.

Introducing the Energy Pyramid

Those of us who live and work in rural communities are experiencing the effects of extreme and unpredictable weather events first hand. Anyone tasked with planting this year – whether it’s the family garden or the back forty – knows that adaptation is the name of the game. You have to be flexible, ready to react when conditions are favorable and patient when they are anything but.

Nebraska Winds Blow Hard, but Renewable Energy Development Fails to Keep Pace

Wind energy is thriving, especially in the Midwest. Known for its huge agricultural potential, Midwestern states also have some of the best potential for wind power. That makes our region prime real estate for wind energy developers.

But our home state of Nebraska is being left behind by neighboring states. As a result, we’re missing out on the benefits of wind development. Nebraskans have watched development boom in nearby states due to incentives that draw developers.

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