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Grant Application Due October 31...
Cost-Share Grants for Wood Energy Conversion Projects
Two types of cost-share assistance grants offered by the Nebraska Forest Service could result in significant utility savings for private, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Study Shows 9% Increase...
Training Boosts Residential Building Energy Code Compliance
An evaluation on the impact of localized building energy code training on residential code compliance rates in the state of Nebraska was released in June 2013 and showed about a 9 percent increase in code compliance after the trainings.

81+ More Years of Data at your Fingertips...
Nebraska Degree Days from 1894
Now access to degree day data from January 1894 — and with comparable temperatures going back to 1880 — for every station in Nebraska is available.

A Data Series of Interest...
Net Metering Facilities in Nebraska and Related Information
Since 2010, local electric distribution utilities in the state have been required to provide to the Nebraska Power Review Board an annual net metering report that shall include the following information...

Advances in Efficient Lighting...
Induction Lighting: An Old Lighting Technology Made New Again
Induction lighting is one of the best kept secrets in energy-efficient lighting. Simply stated, induction lighting is essentially a fluorescent light without electrodes or filaments, the items that frequently cause other bulbs to burn out quickly.

Energy Statistics Updates Agriculture and Energy In the Classroom
Nebraska Energy Prices, Consumption, Expenditures and More...
Latest Energy Information
One of the required duties of the Energy Office is to “develop and maintain a program of collection, compilation, and analysis of energy statistics.” Continuously throughout the year, data series are updated as new information becomes available. Some series are updated weekly, monthly, annually or less frequently.
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...
Packing Materials: Sink or Swim?

Students will explore potential energy by hypothesizing about the buoyancy of materials, observing and comparing the behavior of the materials, and drawing conclusions about the degradability of packing materials.

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Federal Energy Department Awards $1.5 Million to UNL
In September, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $4.5 million for four projects to help increase deployment of innovative wind power technologies by optimizing the operation, boosting efficiency, and improving the environmental performance of wind energy systems.

The Energy Wiz Answers Your Questions

In this issue's feature of the Energy Wiz, we have a question about using wood to heat a workshop and more.

Dear Wiz, I heat my woodworking shop with a wood stove. Its become difficult for me to cut firewood, haul it and stack it. I don't think wood pellets would work in the stove...

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