www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c90+112?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27Z Sierra Club, utilities spar over Nebraska wind power.382162013-04-29T16:27:59Z2013-04-29T16:27:59ZBut John Boyd Jr., a New Jersey consultant who helps companies site data centers, told Midwest Energy News the demand for wind power was driven by marketing. He acknowledged he doesn't think wind power is the leading criteria for siting decisions. More important factors, he said, are tax incentives, real estate costs and the price of the electricity.Beatrice monument superintendent says wind farm threatens landscape.377572013-03-16T20:31:24Z2013-03-16T20:31:24Z"In reflecting on the past 150 years, nothing changed the landscape like the homesteading movement did," Mark Engler said in a public hearing before the Gage County Planning and Zoning Commission.
"In years to come, few events have the potential to impact or change the landscape like wind energy development will."Nebraska wind farm project awaits power buyers.368962012-12-28T19:32:00Z2012-12-28T19:32:00ZNebraska's lack of state tax incentives for wind projects forces project developers to charge more for power, which allows projects in other states to dominate the market for exported power, said David Rich, of Nebraska Public Power District, which has been buying wind energy to meet its goals for providing power from renewable resources.Katana Summit may close plants.360132012-09-12T00:34:15Z2012-09-12T00:34:15ZEmployees at both manufacturing plants were notified of the decision today, but will continue working until existing contracts are completed. Once those orders are complete, temporary layoffs will begin.NPPD moratorium could stall wind energy development in Nebraska.125082012-05-11T23:34:41Z2012-05-11T23:34:41ZNebraska's gust of wind energy could be slowing to a breeze.
The Nebraska Public Power District -- considered the leader in wind energy development in the state -- intends to build few, if any, wind farms over the next five years.
Wind energy supporters view NPPD's decision -- outlined in a resolution -- as a moratorium.NPPD pressed to expand wind power.348392012-04-27T23:12:28Z2012-04-27T23:12:28ZA coalition of Nebraska environmental and farm groups called on the state's largest utility to develop more wind power to address future energy needs instead of relying on coal-fired power plants. ...Under state law, Becker said, Nebraska public utilities are required to utilize the "least-cost option" for generating electricity, and that option is coal.Landowners: Education is key to wind power benefits .299162010-11-13T16:33:09Z2010-11-13T16:33:09Z"Do we want to look at these windmills the rest of our lives and our children's lives?"
"That can be seriously tying up your property for a long time," Vavra said.
The most important missions are to protect landowners from unscrupulous developers and make sure that everyone understands that wind energy benefits come with issues.NPPD head: Wind not enough to sustain stateâ€™s energy needs.287582010-08-11T14:57:42Z2010-08-11T14:57:42ZIf the Nebraska landscape was covered with wind farms, the energy produced would not sustain the stateâ€™s energy needs, according to Ron Asche during a presentation Tuesday ...Asche, NPPD president and CEO, highlighted reasons wind energy may provide supplemental support, but it will never become a primary source for generation.
Nebraska gets quick results with wind energy.283312010-07-15T10:54:46Z2010-07-15T10:54:46ZNew wind law brings fast action.283242010-07-15T01:46:09Z2010-07-15T01:46:09ZHours after it took effect, a new state wind-energy law inspired a proposal for a half-billion-dollar wind farm near Elgin, Neb.
Invenergy, based in Chicago and the nation's largest private wind developer, filed an application Thursday morning to build a $448-million wind farm between Elgin and Petersburg in northeast Nebraska.
Grand Island alters new wind regulations.276782010-06-06T15:22:40Z2010-06-06T15:22:40ZThe Grand Island City Council liked the idea of going green with new wind energy regulations, but only if going green isn't too ugly, too noisy, too unsafe or too close to the house.
The council frowned on putting the micro and small wind turbines on standard-sized housing lots.
Wind debate back before council.274542010-05-22T11:05:40Z2010-05-22T11:05:40ZIf you have thoughts for or against wind turbines being allowed in Grand Island neighborhoods, now is the time to speak up.
"I'm not sure it will go over in the neighborhoods," said Grand Island City Councilman Mitch Nickerson at a council meeting two weeks ago.
He and Councilman John Gericke sought a delay on a final vote on new wind energy regulations to give time for residents to comment on the new policy.
Historic bill opens way to develop Nebraska wind power.263362010-03-23T07:30:15Z2010-03-23T07:30:15ZWhile LB1048 represents a comprehensive step forward in developing Nebraska's wind energy potential, which was unanimously approved by state lawmakers and has now advanced to select file, Dubas said there's "still much to do" when it comes to tapping into Nebraska's wind energy potential.'Wind farmers' rush to capitalize on power source.259842010-03-06T13:00:32Z2010-03-06T13:00:32ZWind currents and the harvesting of those turbulent Nebraska breezes are hot topics in this state.
Wind may be one of the best rediscovered assets Nebraskans have, and there are a lot of people interested in trying to put some of those assets into their pockets.
Man's wind turbine idea hits neighbors' resistance; City works to revise outdated turbine codes.251912010-01-20T03:34:39Z2010-01-20T03:34:39ZA wind-energy advocate is facing resistance form his west Omaha neighbors over a plan to install a turbine in his backyard. ..."He was going to put one up first, then I was going to put one up second, because we have the blessing of the Omaha Public Power District," Walker said.
But he lacked the approval of his Eagle Run neighbors.
Company decides against expanding to Grand Island.251342010-01-15T04:56:53Z2010-01-15T04:56:53ZIt has been somewhat of a secret in Grand Island for sometime. And that secret involved the possibility of about 300 new jobs coming to that area. But Friday we learned those jobs will not be coming.
It was called Project Amada. About 2 years ago a wind energy company expressed interest in expanding in Grand Island. Then 6 months ago, the area's economic development corporation learned the company decided not to expand.
County considering wind energy system regulations.240392009-11-11T06:40:14Z2009-11-11T06:40:14ZTwo 197-foot tall â€˜meteorological towers' erected recently on the Nebraska-South Dakota border northwest of Chadron could be the harbingers of a wind energy boom for Dawes County, but one landowner involved with the development says not to expect to see big turbines going up anytime soon.
"One thing they told us-'If you are in a hurry, forget it," Dawes County Zoning Commissioner Ed Perrine said at a zoning meeting last week. "It can take up to five years after they set a met tower (before a wind generating installation is complete)."
Economic rebound, federal standards key to Nebraska's wind energy future.240142009-11-10T16:35:37Z2009-11-10T16:35:37ZThe future of an 80-megawatt wind farm near Broken Bow depends on the Nebraska Public Power District's ability to find buyers for half of the energy it would generate.
NPPD Renewable Energy Development Manager David Rich of Columbus said at Monday's "Wind Power 2009" conference in Kearney that NPPD-approved projects at Petersburg, north of Albion in Boone County, and Broken Bow in central Nebraska would generate a total of 160 megawatts of electricity.
Ag groups: Don't blow this chance.235982009-10-13T14:06:33Z2009-10-13T14:06:33ZTwo agriculture heavyweights, the Nebraska Farm Bureau and Nebraska Cattlemen, are joining the fight for increased development of wind energy in the state. ...State Sen. Chris Langemeier of Schuyler, said one key issue is who would pay the estimated $20 billion needed to build the transmission lines needed to export wind power to major population centers in the East and South.
Right now, Langemeier said, Nebraska ratepayers would be on the hook for building those lines "for someone else to profit from wind energy".Banner County eyes the wind; Landowners organize to promote energy projects.221352009-07-10T18:09:58Z2009-07-10T18:09:58ZA landowners association in this community has set its sights on doing whatever needs to be done to establish a wind farm in Banner County.
The Banner County Wind Energy Association held its first membership meeting Wednesday night, filling the Banner County Fire Hall with people interested in plans by two companies to establish a wind farm in the rural county.