U.S. Department of Energy Research Funds Available for Small Businesses

Congress established the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs in 1982 to support scientific excellence and technological innovation. Continue...»

October 30th is Weatherization Day

October 30th is Weatherization Day and marks the 40th Anniversary that the Nebraska Energy Office has managed the Weatherization Assistance Program. Continue...»

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to Administer $12.2 Million in VW Settlement Funds

Governor Pete Ricketts has designated the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) to administer funds allocated to the state from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Continue...»

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Reports the Benefits of Nebraska Dollar and Energy Saving Loans

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), released a report last year comparing the Nebraska Dollar and Energy Saving Loan Program to similar programs in other states. Continue...»

10th Annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Coming in November

November 13 and 14, 2017 mark the dates for this year's 10th Annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference. The two-day event brings together people united by their passion for advancing Nebraska’s wind and solar industry. Continue...»

New Report: Nearly 17,500 Clean Energy Jobs in Nebraska

The number of people now working in clean energy industries throughout Nebraksa is 17,482, a more than 6 percent increase since 2015, according to an analysis released by Clean Energy Trust... Continue...»

Nebraska's Celebration of National Bioenergy Day, October 18, 2017

Bioenergy Day unites organizations across the country that support bioenergy. On October 18th, 2017, Nebraska will celebrate the fifth annual Bioenergy Day at the Delta Hotels by Marriott, 1615 1st Avenue, South Sioux City. Continue...»

Governor Promotes the Value of Higher Ethanol Blends

Governor Ricketts appeared at American Ethanol Coalition’s annual conference in Omaha last month to speak about the economic benefits of higher blends of ethanol. Continue...»

Energy Statistics

Energy Data for Researchers

Continuously throughout the year, energy statistics data series are updated as new information becomes available. Some series are updated weekly, monthly, annually or... Continue...»

Agriculture & Energy

Using Energy Wisely on Farm and Ranch

There’s no avoiding this reality in farming: Direct energy accounts for 5 to 7 percent of farm expenditures; indirect energy accounts for 9 to 10 percent. Continue...»

In the Classroom

A School Energy Survey: Toolkit for Teachers and Parents

A school building is an energy system made of many interrelated components. Some of the components are obvious — walls, roofs, lights, air vents, doors, and windows. Continue...»

Energy Tips

Simple Steps to Keeping Warm

Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months. Try some of these free and low-cost energy efficiency improvements to save on heating this winter. Continue...»

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