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Efficiency Upgrades That Make Sense

Surveys show that only about 15 percent of folks actually take steps to enhance the energy efficiency of their home. In most cases, people feel that energy efficiency improvements are too complicated or too expensive to tackle.   Continue...»

Tenth Annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Highlights

The Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference and Exhibition recently concluded its tenth annual event, November 13-14, 2017 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, NE. This year’s conference attracted over 325 attendees, 28 exhibitors, and featured 38 speakers.   Continue...»

Appeal of Electric Vehicles Gaining Momentum

The appeal of electric vehicles is gaining momentum. The push for miles per gallon that began in the second half of the last century has been joined by the push for greater mileage per charge. But before getting too far into this transportation evolution...   Continue...»

Holiday Travel Easier on the Wallet Thanks to Ethanol

From September 2016 through August 2017, Nebraska motorists and businesses saved an estimated $158 million dollars by using ethanol-blended gasoline. The total is based on the difference in cost between ethanol-free fuel and E10...  Continue...»

When Should You Replace Your Water Heater?

My water heater is 15 years old. How long should it last?  Are there things I can do to maintain it and make it more efficient? Or should I just replace it?  Continue...»

Federal Tax Credits Available for Solar Energy Systems

Solar water heaters come in a wide variety of designs, all including a collector and storage tank, and all using the sun's thermal energy to heat water.   Continue...»


Energy Statistics

Energy Data for Researchers

Throughout the year, energy statistics data series are updated as new information becomes available. Some series are updated weekly, monthly, annually or...  Continue...»

Agriculture & Energy

Using Energy Wisely on 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.   Continue...»

In the Classroom

Energy 101 Video Series for Teachers and Students

The Energy 101 series is a collection of educational videos produced by the U.S. Department of Energy with the next generation of clean energy leaders in mind.  Continue...»

Energy Tips

Energy Saving Myths

Some energy-saving myths have been repeated so many times that people believe they’re true. We’re here to set the record straight.  Continue...»



The Nebraska Energy Quarterly is funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Energy through the State Energy Program