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Energy Initiatives Under the Recovery Act 
$308,398 for Engineering...
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Receives Wind Research Grant
Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is being put to good use in Nebraska. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $13.8 million in Recovery Act funding for wind energy projects. On July 16, 2009 the University of Nebraska Lincoln received a grant for wind turbine research. Increasing Wind Efficiency In July, 2009, the University of Nebraska Lincoln received a $380,398 grant for a project to build an Online Nonintrusive Condition Monitor...
Grant projects Deadline February 3, 2010...
Cities and Counties Compete for $8.63 Million in Grants
In September, the U.S. Department of Energy approved the state’s plan for use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. This letter is announcing a Financial Assistance Funding Opportunity for cities and counties in Nebraska...

Late Spring 2010...
Appliance Rebates Coming to Nebraska
The Nebraska Energy Office will be providing appliance and residential heating and cooling equipment rebates funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the state will receive $1.71 million for rebates....
Wind Energy
In Omaha...
Wind Energy Worker Training Center Opens
A new wind turbine training center opened in Omaha October 2009. With help from a $100,000 grant from the Nebraska Department of Labor’s Nebraska Worker Training Program, the turbine base will be used to train workers in climbing, safety and rescue maneuvers.
Turbine Training More Than 600 attend in Kearney...
Second Nebraska Wind Conference a Success
The Nebraska Wind Working Group hosted the second annual Wind Power Conference at the Kearney Holiday Inn and Convention Center November 9-10, 2009.  The conference featured nationally known wind experts and sessions on a wide range of wind related topics including...

$2.272 Million for Electrical Upgrades…NPPD power line
Two Nebraska Utilities Receive Recovery Act Funding
On October 27, 2009 the U.S. Department of Energy announced American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds would be made available to help spur modernization of the country’s electrical grid system. Stanton County Public Power District in Stanton, Nebraska and Cuming County Public Power District...

Getting the Most from Your Energy Dollar...
Energy Use on Farms and Ranches
In this issue, the Quarterly profiles:  Farm Energy Audits, Web-based Energy Calculator Helps Farmers Save Energy and Farmers Improve Efficiency With Energy Self-Reliance Guide.

News Bytes
  • 2010 Fuel Economy Guides Available
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy released the 2010 Fuel Economy Guide which gives consumers and businesses information about the estimated fuel mileage and fuels costs for new 2010 models...

  • USDA Awards Funds to NPPD for Energy Education
    The Nebraska Public Power District received $48,082 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in September, 2009 to help fund a kiosk at the utility's new Norfolk Operations Center...

  • Nebraska’s Green Economy Profile
    In September 2009 the National Governors Association published Nebraska Profile of the Green Economy that showed the state is clearly a national leader in green transportation...

  • Home Electronics Use Electricity Even When Off
    Did you know that there are home electronics and appliances that use electricity even when they are turned off?  In May 2009, a Duke University study found that up to ...

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