||Energy Initiatives Under the Recovery Act
2011 Annual Report Now Online...
Nebraska's Latest Energy Use, Costs and More
The Nebraska Energy Office 2011 Annual Report contains the most recent data available for energy use and costs of energy in the state. Some surprising facts found in the Nebraska energy scene for 2011...
New Technology Tested in Lincoln...
Wind-Powered Traffic Lights to Get Tested
A project headed by the University of Nebraska Lincoln Department of Engineering is researching if traffic lights could pay for themselves...
Omaha Public Power District...
Efforts Highlighted in New Sustainability Report
In 2012 Omaha Public Power District released its Sustainability Report 2011 outlining progress in the utility's renewable energy and sustainability
Analysis of 2012 IECC...
New Study of Energy Building Codes in Nebraska
A new study released March 14, 2012 explores the impact of Energy Building Codes in Nebraska. Vandemusser Design released Energy Impact Study of the 2009 IECC and 2012 IECC: Energy Codes for Nebraska...
Avoca Home Receives Free Weatherization...
Southeast Nebraska Community Action Celebrates 300th Weatherized Home in Avoca
On May 10, 2012, Southeast Nebraska Community Action celebrated completion of the 300th home weatherized under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. The Avoca home of Kathy Neumeister and her children received...
State Energy Program...
Students Learn Renewable Energy Skills at Community Colleges
Southeast Community College in Milford is offering a new curriculum with a Recovery Act grant from the Nebraska Energy Office and donated labor from Nebraska Public Power District. A 1.6 kilowatt wind turbine is atop a 45 foot tower that was erected on the west side of the Milford campus.
| Great Plains Energy Codes Conference
||In the Classroom
|October 16 - 18 in Omaha...
2009 and 2012 International Energy Conservation Codes
The Nebraska Energy Office and its partners invite you to the 2012 Great Plains Energy Codes Conference, October 16-18, at the Marriott in Regency Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska.
|Getting the Most from Your Energy Dollar...
Using Energy Wisely on the Farm and Ranch
There’s no avoiding this reality in farming: Energy is one of the more expensive components of raising crops and livestock. In 2006, direct energy expenditures in agriculture accounted for 5-7 percent of farm expenditures.
| Bursts of Energy...
Wind Energy Activity "Weather Vanes"
In this mechanical energy activity students will learn to identify the direction from which the wind is blowing. When relying on wind to produce energy it is important to know the direction of the wind.
| October 22-23 in Lincoln...
Fifth Annual Nebraska Wind Conference
The fifth Nebraska Wind Conference will be held October 22-23 in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel, according to the Nebraska Wind Conference Committee.
|Loans for Energy Efficiency
|The Energy Wiz Answers Your Questions
Questions and Answers...
Dollar and Energy Saving Loans
Q: Part of our home renovation will include replacing three entry doors. The brand I have been researching is Feather River doors. However, I do not find the manufacturer for Feather River doors in the NFRC website directory. Does this mean that Feather River doors do not qualify for the energy loan? Or perhaps there is a different manufacturer...
The Wiz Knows All!
In this issue, the Wiz answers questions about building energy efficient homes.
Dear Wiz, I have been reading an article titled, "Measure your energy costs and add up the savings" found in Mother Earth News. They recommend energy audit tests.
Dear Wiz, I've insulated our home's garage, empty crawl spaces and attic, installed a new energy efficient heating and cooling system in my home with a heat pump replacing my 20 year old system and had all my windows...
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