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April 2004
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A newsletter of energy efficient projects around the U.S

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International Energy Conservation CodeSavings Total $50 to $295 a Year...
Updated Building Code Could Produce Long-Lasting Benefits
Could Nebraskans benefit from an update of the state’s building code? The Energy Office commissioned a study, financed with a U.S. Department of Energy Special Projects grant, to find the out the answer.The study examined the cost effectiveness of increasing the state’s residential energy code...
Harvesting Nebraska’s Wind

Minnesota Farm uses wind for incomeElectricity from the Wind...
Economic Development for Rural Communities
It may seem hard to believe, but according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2003 farm income forecast, 94 percent of total farm household income comes from off-farm sources. Many rural families work off-farm jobs in addition to farming to make ends meet.

  • More Wind Resources...
    Online Tool to Help Municipalities Adopt Renewable Energies
    A famed energy consulting group has launched an internet tool to demonstrate how renewable energy can be an integral part of economic development. The Rocky Mountain Institute says its ‘Community Energy Opportunity Finder’ will determine a community's “best bets....

  • For Owners and Local Officials...
    Navigating Permits for Small Wind Energy Systems
    In The most comprehensive guide yet for small wind turbine owners and local officials to understanding and improving permitsand regulations for small wind turbines is now available. Permitting Small Wind Turbines: Learning from the California Experience provides up-to-date information...

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy, you are invited to a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Workshop in Kearney, NE on Friday, April 23, 2004 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The workshop is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
Renewable Energy Workshop For more information, click here to visit the web page containing the workshop's details, times, locations, agenda, topics and speakers.

Paying More Dollars and Getting Less...
Energy Costs Soar 21 Percent in 2000
In the face of soaring – and record-breaking – energy prices in 2000, Nebraskans did what they’ve done before – cut energy use wherever they could. Despite the 3 percent decline in overall energy consumption, the price Nebraskans paid soared 21 percent...

What’s on the Minds of Nebraskans...
Where Will Our Electricity Come from Tomorrow?
The Nebraska Public Power District has a long-term Energy Supply Strategy to meet customers’ future energy needs and a strategic goal to add additional renewable energy sources to its power generation portfolio. Before proceeding with its plans, the utility’s management wanted to see...

Got a Problem?...
Where to Send Natural Gas Utility Complaints
Last May, Nebraska joined the other states in the way natural gas utilities are regulated. The state's Public Service Commission's regulatory authority was extended to include investor-owned natural gas systems. Historically, cities and villages regulated the rates for investor-owned utilities...

Here a Degree, There a Degree...
Heating and Cooling Variances Affect Your Energy Bills
In the number-numb, glassy-eyed world of energy statistics, sits a helpful tool to help you answer the question: Is it really colder than last year? Is this normal weather we’re having?

Leroy Health Center, Omaha, NENew Windows, Lights and More...
$45,373 To Ponca Tribe For Improvements at Fred Leroy Health Center in Omaha
Governor Mike Johanns announced the Ponca Tribe will receive a $45,373 grant from Nebraska Energy Office’s oil overcharge trust funds for a series of energy saving improvements at the Fred Leroy Health Center in Omaha.

Questions and Answers...
5% Dollar and Energy Saving Loans
How can information be obtained on Dollar and Energy Saving Loans?...

The High Speed Spin...
Those New Energy Efficient Clothes Washers
For people not familiar with the latest in clothes washing technology, there’s a new type on the market, which claims energy, and thus energy dollar savings. The source of the savings is a faster spin cycle...

Things Are Always Changing...
A Roundup of New and Updated Web Sites
The world of the Internet is ever-changing. Here are a some new sites and others that have been upgraded: A Consumer’s Guide: Get Your Power from the Sun.
State Energy Program
The Nebraska Energy Quarterly is funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Energy through the State Energy Program.
The Energy Wiz answers your energy questions.
In this issue, the Wiz answers a question about insulating your basement and a biomass question from a student.
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