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December 2014
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110 and 140 Meter Wind Resource Maps...
Updated Wind Maps Show Impact of Advanced Technology and Taller Turbines
The U.S. Department of Energy has updated maps of the country’s wind power capacity because of advances in wind turbine technologies. Updated maps were released in December by the federal energy agency...

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Study...
Opportunities and Barriers for Solar Photovoltaics in Nebraska
From a request made by the Nebraska Energy Office through the Solar Technical Assistance Team program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provided a technical report in July 2014 on the opportunities and barriers for solar photovoltaics in the state.

From Federal Energy Department and EPA...
2015 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available
The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide, providing a resource for consumers to choose the most fuel-efficient vehicles.

Getting the Most Out of Your Propane Costs...
Propane Conservation
Colder temperatures mean higher consumption of propane; with an unusually cold winter, propane usage is even higher than normal. As consumption has been going up, the national propane supply has been quickly depleting causing propane prices to soar.

From the Environmental Protection Agency...
New Energy-Saving Tool for Homeowners
In December, U.S. EPA launched a new online energy efficiency tool to help homeowners.
The Energy Star Home Advisor serves as a virtual home energy audit that homeowners can complete on their own.


$1.2 Million from U.S. Department of Energy...
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Gets Grant for Solar Research
On October 22, 2014, U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot initiative awarded more than $14 million to ten research institutions to meet or exceed SunShot targets by improving performance, efficiency, and durability of solar photovoltaic devices.

A Unique Renewable Energy System...

Nebraska Innovation Campus Using Unique Financial Tool to Build Heating/Cooling System
Using a unique renewable energy system, University of Nebraska-Lincoln students and Lincoln residents help provide energy to heat and cool Nebraska Innovation Campus when they shower and flush.

Energy Statistics Updates Agriculture and Energy In the Classroom
Nebraska Energy Prices, Consumption, Expenditures and More...
Latest Energy Information
One of the required duties of the Energy Office is to “develop and maintain a program of collection, compilation, and analysis of energy statistics.”   Continuously throughout the year, data series are updated as new information becomes available. Some series are updated weekly, monthly, annually or less frequently.
Getting the Most from Your Energy Dollar...
Using Energy Wisely on the Farm and Ranch

There’s no avoiding this reality in farming:  Energy is one of the more expensive components of raising crops and livestock. In 2006, direct energy expenditures in agriculture accounted for 5-7 percent of farm expenditures.
Bursts of Energy...
Electricity & Magnetism: Making a Switch

Students will gain knowledge of electrical circuits by experimenting with a switch. This switch is a variation of one invented by Lewis Latimer, an African-American inventor who was one of the early pioneers in electric lighting.

The Energy Wiz Answers Your Questions

In this issue's feature of the Energy Wiz: I have six rental units which have individual room electric baseboard heating sources...


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