Posts Tagged ‘Nebraska’

WELLS FARGOWells Fargo, NextEra Energy Join to Boost Clean Energy in California, Indiana, Nebraska

Following Wells Fargo's $200-billion low-carbon commitment announced last week, its Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance unit announced the completion of $70 million in tax-equity funding for the Pacific Plains wind projects, including facilities in Indiana, Nebraska, and California. Over the past decade, Wells Fargo has teamed with NextEra Energy on 14 wind projects throughout the […]

Wind developers urge Nebraska senators to streamline process

Renewable energy advocates say Nebraska is squandering its potential as a state with the nation’s third-highest wind energy capacity by holding onto strict requirements that block private developers. Lawmakers on the Natural Resources Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a bill by Sen. John McCollister of Omaha that would speed up the approval process for installing […]

Backers of wind power, solar seeking Nebraska tax credits

Renewable energy advocates in Nebraska will push again next year for a state tax credit to encourage wind farms and solar projects. Supporters have spent the summer meeting with senators in hopes of passing the production tax credit, which was narrowly defeated this year but likely has a better chance in 2016. View full post […]

Tax credits for Nebraska wind energy stalled by filibuster

An effort to attract more wind farms to Nebraska failed on Tuesday after senators derailed a bill that would have provided $75 million in production tax credits for renewable energy. The bill by Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha would have provided up to $75 million in tax credits over a decade for wind farms. View […]

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Nebraska energy moguls like to brag that we’re the only public power state in the nation. Without all those investors to extract profits, you’d think we’d have the nation’s lowest electrical rates. View full post on Wind Power News

With more transmission, Nebraska could integrate 2 GW more wind power

The state of Nebraska could benefit from developing an additional 5,000 to 10,000 MW of wind power, but this could require building out transmission infrastructure, according to a study by Brattle Group economists. Based upon a review of state, regional, and national renewable energy and transmission policies, the report identifies the following challenges to wind […]

Senator Al Davis pushing for better incentives for wind energy developers in Nebraska

Currently, ‘Community Based Energy Development’ provides a sales tax exemption on the equipment and supplies used to construct a private wind energy project. View full post on Wind Power News

Nebraska Wind Power Continues To Lag Behind Iowa

According to reports wind power development in Nebraska has been hurt because the state’s public utilities can’t qualify for the same incentives as private companies. View full post on Wind Power News

Increase for Nebraska property tax credit fails

Lawmakers have rejected an attempt to add $7.5 million in yearly funding to Nebraska’s property tax credit program. View full post on Wind Power News

Nebraska wind farm project awaits power buyers

A wind energy development company says it is ready to build a 200-megawatt wind farm in northeast Nebraska, but it has had difficulty attracting customers because the state’s lack of tax incentives means it would have to charge more for power than companies based in other states. View full post on Wind Power News