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The Nebraska Energy Quarterly is funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Energy through the State Energy Program.
Up to 80 Flex Fuel Pumps to be Installed Across Nebraska...
Applications Being Accepted for Ethanol Blender Pumps
The Nebraska Energy Office is accepting applications through December 31, 2015 for funding through the Access Ethanol Nebraska (AEN) grant program to install ethanol blender pumps across the state of Nebraska, allowing greater access to ethanol for Nebraskans and out of state visitors.

Nebraska Legislation Creates the Nebraska Clean Burning Motor Fuel Development Act...
Energy Office Developing Guidelines for Clean-burning Fuel Rebates
The Nebraska Energy Office is urging Nebraskans to wait until guidelines are issued under the Nebraska Clean Burning Motor Fuel Development Act, to make a qualifying purchase or conversion.

Nebraskans for Solar...
Local Nebraska Governments Can Apply for Solar Technical Assistance and National Recognition as a Solar Ready Community
The U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative selected the Solar Foundation to lead a $10.3 million solar technical assistance effort for local governments, through the Department's new Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC) program.

University of Nebraska Receives Grant...
Community Science Project Funding Includes University of Nebraska Biofuel Research
DOE's Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) announced the funding of 27 projects selected for the 2016 Community Science Program, including a handful related to biofuels. DOE JGI is funding a project that Daniel Schachtman from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln is working on which focuses on a systems analysis of sorghum bicolor, a potential bioenergy feedstock...

Funding for Renewable Energy Projects...
Funding for More Than 1,100 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide
The USDA is awarding loans and grants that will help more than 1,100 rural small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy usage and costs in their operations.

Growing Demand for Quality Biofuels...
New Biofuels Eliminate Need for Blending With Petroleum
A new type of renewable diesel fuel is meeting the growing demand for renewable biofuels, which is driven by biofuel mandates and customer demands for higher quality. Unlike other biofuels, hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) fuels are nearly indistinguishable from their petroleum counterparts.

Low Prices Benefiting Drivers...
Average Gasoline Price Nears Lowest Level Since 2009
The national average is less than a penny higher than the 2015 low (January 26), and should fall below the $2 per gallon mark for the first time since 2009. Pump prices have fallen for 29 of the past 31 days...

Energy Statistics Agriculture & Energy In the Classroom Energy Tips
Celebrate World Energy Statistics Day...
Take the Energy Statistics Quiz
As the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is participating in World Statistics Day. Sponsored by the United Nations Statistical Commission, World Statistics Day promotes better understanding of statistics among the general public and policymakers worldwide.
Getting the Most from Your Energy Dollar...
Using Energy Wisely on the Farm and Ranch

There’s no avoiding this reality in farming:  Direct energy accounts for 5 to 7 percent of farm expenditures; indirect energy accounts for 9 to 10 percent.
Bursts of Energy...
Building an Electromagnet and Measuring Its Strength

Students will explore electricity by building an electromagnet. They will nvestigate permanent magnets and test them for strength. Test how many paper clips the magnet will pick up at a time and record data.
Tips for Saving Energy This Winter...
Do-it-Yourself Ways to Save Energy and Money at Home

Heating your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home. No matter what kind of heating system you have in your house, you can save money and increase your comfort by properly maintaining and upgrading your equipment.
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