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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 22, 2012

In the wind? Nebraska work could stall without tax credit

By ALGIS J. LAUKAITIS / Lincoln Journal Star  •    •  Posted 2012-10-22 11:29:24

Dave Vavra has been waiting five years to get those big trucks — hauling giant blades and long tubes for a wind farm — to roll into Saline County. Vavra is president of the Saline County Wind Association, a grass-roots group made up of 260 members representing 60,000 acres that may be suitable for wind energy development. The group has tried to attract a developer without success. A company that showed interest has since left the wind industry, and discussions with several others have gone nowhere. [ read more … ]

Report: Nebraska wind power would boost economy

  •  Associated Press  •  Posted 2012-10-22 11:29:48

Nebraska is trailing its neighbors in wind-energy development and missing an opportunity to add jobs to the state economy while producing a cleaner form of energy, according to a report released Thursday. A group of lawmakers and environmental advocates unveiled the report as they argued that Nebraska is well-positioned to tap wind as a renewable energy resource.
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