Habitat for Humanity Omaha Becomes Weatherization Service Provider

Since 1977 the Nebraska Energy Office has administered the Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program — a federally funded program for weatherizing homes to save money and energy. Continue...»

New Homes with Home Energy Rating System Scores Holds Steady Between 2016 and 2017

Dave Roberts of the National Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (NREL) has been researching the market acceptance of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index in the U.S. housing market. His research discovered that in 2017, 23% of all completed new homes in the U.S. were HERS rated. Continue...»

Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference October 16-17

The 11th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference is a two-day event that brings together a diverse range of stakeholders from Nebraska and across the country to share the latest information and innovations in wind and solar. Continue...»

Two New Wind Farms Add to Nebraska's Renewable Energy Portfolio

In Fillmore County, between Grafton and Fairmont, three new wind turbines have made their home south of Highway 6, each standing at 473 feet. Continue...»

Nebraska — Second Highest Producer of U.S. Ethanol

Nebraska is second only to Iowa in corn-based ethanol production. Nebraska has the capacity to produce more than 2.2 billion gallons of ethanol a year, which is 14 percent of the nation's ethanol supply. Continue...»

Energy Statistics

Energy Supply and Demand Information

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

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. More info...»

In the Classroom

A Toolkit for Teachers and Parents

A good way to teach kids about energy is with an introduction to the concept of energy. Students discuss specific types of energy and the practical sources... Continue learning...»

Energy Tips

A Home Cooling Strategy for Lower Energy Bills

Proper maintenance can help keep your air conditioner running efficiently and prolong the life of the unit. Hot weather has arrived, and you've likely used your air conditioner at least a few times already. Learn more...»

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