December 2002
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Low-water plants,
like this daylily,
save money and water
Making Good Use of Resources...
Energy and Cost Saving Tips on Water Use
On average, North American cities use twice as much water per person as Western European cities and seven times that used in developing countries...


An Investment in Our Children's Future...
The Alliance to Save Energy's Green School
Green Schools help schools use energy efficiency through building retrofits, changes in operational and maintenance routines and changes in behaviors of building users...


Get The Latest...
What are Current and Projected Energy Prices and Supplies?
Each month - usually around the 15th or before - the Energy Office provides updates on energy supplies and prices for gasoline, natural gas, diesel, heating oil propane and electricity. This updated information can be found on the agency's main web site page:
http://www.neo.ne.gov/ Scroll down the main page to find the fuel type being sought.
Making the Most of Indigenous Resources...
Three Grants to Further Goals
In September, the Energy Office received three grants totaling $67,000 for projects related to converting indigenous renewable resources to energy...

Free While They Last...
Harnessing the Earth's Renewable Resources
Science teachers and trivia fans rejoice! A free 6' X 27" full color poster could be yours...

The Best and Worst of 2003...
Shopping for a New Vehicle?
With the arrival of 2003 model vehicles, the federal government's Fuel Economy Guide is never far behind...


Fireplaces, Safety and More...
Making the Most of Using Wood to Heat Your Home
Before the 20th century, 90 percent of Americans burned wood...



Ethanol use is on the rise

Ever Dynamic...
Taking Nebraska’s Renewable Energy Pulse
With increasing frequency, Nebraskans are asking, "how much of the energy used in the state comes from renewable sources"...


Renewable Resources...
Nebraska Energy Statistics Additions
Two new data series are now being regularly updated at the Energy Office's energy statistics web site...


News Bytes

Questions and Answers...
5% Dollar and Energy Saving Loans
If you already have made energy saving improvements...


Roundup of New and Updated Websites...

For the Research Minded
The U.S. Department of Energy and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information...

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