Governor Wins 1996 National Energy Advocate Award

GOV.JPG (29140 bytes) Chester Smith, President of the National Association of State Energy Officials (above at right), presents the group's 1996 Energy Efficiency Advocate Award to Governor Nelson during a news conference in Lincoln.

"It is always gratifying to be recognized for doing what needs to be done," Nelson said. "Energy efficiency is one of the easiest ways this nation can reduce its reliance on oil imports."

The national energy group has members from 54 states and territories and presents the award annually to the person who has demonstrated a commitment to sound energy policy.

According to the Association, Nelson was selected as co-recipient because of his commitment to the Nebraska Energy Office, a balanced national energy policy and for his work in domestic oil, natural gas and alternate fuel organizations.

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