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Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy

Air, Land & Energy

Energy & Assistance Division

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

P.O. Box 98922|Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone (402) 471-2186|Toll Free (877) 253-2603

Energy & Assistance Division

More information is available by visiting our Publications page and by viewing our most recent Annual Report.

Department of Environment and Energy Offers 1% Loans to Counties Affected by the July 2019 Flood:

Buffalo, Hall, Hamilton, Merrick, Adams, Kearney, Phelps, Gosper, Furnas, Harlan, Franklin, Webster, Nuckolls, Dawson, Thayer

Counties in the Central Platte and Republican River watersheds were affected by heavy rains and flooding in early July 2019. The Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE), in conjunction with Nebraska lending institutions, will provide assistance to those affected by floods by offering Dollar and Energy Saving Loans at 1% interest*.

*Subject to lender approval

Full press release

What: 2019 Midwest Regional Municipal Utility Cybersecurity Summit

Description: The Summit will provide education on the tools, technologies, and resources available to municipal utilities to establish and maintain a successful cybersecurity program, no matter the size of your utility.

When: July 24 - 25, 2019

Where: University of Nebraska at Kearney

DEE Presents a Flood Debris Management Webinar - July 25, 2019

July 10, 2019 -- The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy will present a Flood Debris Management Webinar at 11 a.m. July 25th. This presentation is intended for home and small business owners as well as municipalities planning for future events.

This is the first of a series of monthly webinars planned through December 2019, and is part of a new outreach effort that is the result of input received from stakeholders through the spring 2019 public outreach and program participation survey.

WHAT: Flood Debris Management Webinar

WHEN: 11 a.m. – noon, July 25th, 2019

For more information, contact NDEE's Public Information Office, (402) 471-4223 or (402) 471-4243

Register online

From July 1st, 2019 through the end of July [and on into the future], the (former) Nebraska Energy Office (NEO) website will be undergoing updates.

Effective July 1, 2019 the Nebraska Energy Office (NEO) is merging with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to become the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (DEE).

As we move through the remainder of 2019 into 2020, the websites from both the Nebraska Energy Office and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, will be merged into the new Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy website.

The Energy & Assistance Division website is neo.ne.gov

The new Department of Environment & Energy website address is dee.ne.gov

The website merger will take considerable time to complete. Thank you for your patience during this transition period.

Dollar & Energy Saving Loans

Nebraska Dollar and Energy Saving Loans are offered statewide. The simple interest rates are 5% or less

Energy Codes

LB 405, which updates the Nebraska Energy Code from the 2009 IECC to the 2018 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2016, was passed by the state's Unicameral Legislature on May 2, 2019 and signed by the Governor on May 8, 2019.

The 2018 IECC code goes into effective July 1, 2020.

Weatherization

Weatherization enables low-income families in Nebraska to reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.

State Energy Program

The State Energy Program awards project funds to state energy offices through an annual competitive solicitation process.

HERS Ratings

A Home Energy Rating, completed by a Certified Home Energy Rater, is a comprehensive evaluation of the efficiency of a home which is not specifically related to the occupants or the structure alone.