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Neb. wind farm bill advances

Nebraska lawmakers have given second-round approval to changes designed to lure wind-energy companies that would export the energy from the state. The bill (LB1048) would allow the Nebraska Power Review Board to approve wind-energy operations designed to export energy.

LINCOLN - Nebraska lawmakers have given second-round approval to changes designed to lure wind-energy companies that would export the energy from the state.

The bill (LB1048) would allow the Nebraska Power Review Board to approve wind-energy operations designed to export energy.

Wind-farm operations and land leases could bolster rural economies, backers say.

Bill introducer Chris Langemeier of Schuyler has said Nebraskans would be protected from rate increases because private companies would have to reimburse public power for any costs of building wind-energy transmission lines.

Nebraska is ranked fourth among states in wind-energy potential but 22nd in actual wind-energy production.

LINCOLN - Nebraska lawmakers have given second-round approval to changes designed to lure wind-energy companies that would export the energy from the state.

The bill (LB1048) would allow the Nebraska Power Review Board to approve wind-energy operations designed to export energy.

Wind-farm operations and land leases could bolster rural economies, backers say.

Bill introducer Chris Langemeier of Schuyler has said Nebraskans would be protected from rate increases because private companies would have to reimburse public power for any costs of building wind-energy transmission lines.

Nebraska is ranked fourth among states in wind-energy potential but 22nd in actual wind-energy production.


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APR 6 2010
http://www.windaction.org/posts/25531-neb-wind-farm-bill-advances
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