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Program Description
Program Activities

SEP office SEP Special Energy Projects in Nebraska
At the national level, the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) manages State Energy Program (SEP) Special Projects through the State Energy Program and awards project funds to state energy offices through an annual competitive solicitation process. The SEP Special Projects solicitation and national competitive process for federal funding started in 1996.

From 1996 through 2005, Nebraska was awarded 21 grants which total $2,321,448. Of those grants, 19 were awarded under DOE’s “Buildings” category and two were awarded under DOE’s “Electric Power and Renewable Energy” category.

energy education Buildings
Building America targets residential buildings.

Climate Wise* promoted commercial/industrial efficiency. (*federal program currently not available)

Building Energy Codes and Standards — increases energy efficiency through energy code standards in new construction of residential and commercial buildings.

Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) — increases energy efficiency in federally-owned and operated buildings.

The Industrial Technologies Program helps industrial plants access the latest technologies and energy management practices and partners with industries, states, utilities, the financial community, and other stakeholders to promote energy efficiency.

Rebuild America targeted commercial, government and public-housing buildings (Federal program not currently available).

ENERGY STAR®: Using Promotion Activities and Financing Incentives to Increase Use of ENERGY STAR®-labeled Products in Nebraska

The 2011 Nebraska Energy Plan

Electric Power and Renewable Energy

The Nebraska Energy Office was awarded the following State Energy Program — Special Projects grants under the Biomass Power and Geothermal categories:

State Energy Extension Partnership

The Nebraska Energy Office created a State Energy Extension Partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Service to enhance adoption of energy efficiency practices.

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