energy http://kios.org en District to phase out coal at Omaha power plant http://kios.org/post/district-phase-out-coal-omaha-power-plant <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District board has decided to phase out coal to generate electrical power at its Omaha plant. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:57:13 +0000 Associated Press 48957 at http://kios.org Study of Nebraska nuclear flood risks narrowed http://kios.org/post/study-nebraska-nuclear-flood-risks-narrowed <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Regulators have told the utilities that own Nebraska's two nuclear power plants not to worry about some unlikely ways upstream dams might fail even though they are studying those flood risks. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:43:05 +0000 Associated Press 48784 at http://kios.org Utilities discuss flood risks at state nuclear plants http://kios.org/post/utilities-discuss-flood-risks-state-nuclear-plants <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For the second time this month, Nebraska's two biggest utilities will meet with regulators to discuss flooding hazards at their two nuclear power plants. Mon, 19 May 2014 13:11:40 +0000 Associated Press 47388 at http://kios.org Iowa House backs tax credits for wind energy http://kios.org/post/iowa-house-backs-tax-credits-wind-energy <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The project completion deadline and tax credits for wind energy and other renewable energy projects would be extended under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Iowa House. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:51:48 +0000 Associated Press 46171 at http://kios.org Gas prices up in Omaha compared to 2013 http://kios.org/post/gas-prices-omaha-compared-2013 <p>Gas prices are up 21 cents in Omaha compared to this time last year. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 46030 at http://kios.org Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas http://kios.org/post/study-fuels-corn-waste-not-better-gas <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">WASHINGTON (AP) — A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:04:31 +0000 Associated Press 46011 at http://kios.org Lawmakers seek wind energy development in Nebraska http://kios.org/post/lawmakers-seek-wind-energy-development-nebraska <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to encourage more wind energy development in Nebraska hit a roadblock this legislative session, but some Nebraska lawmakers are determined to capitalize on the state's wind potential. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 10:54:18 +0000 Christine Scalora & Associated Press 45267 at http://kios.org Neb. nuke plant at full power after brief outage http://kios.org/post/neb-nuke-plant-full-power-after-brief-outage <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Utility officials say a Nebraska nuclear plant is operating at full power again after a brief outage last month. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:58:59 +0000 Associated Press 45119 at http://kios.org Iowa Senate backs clean energy tax credits http://kios.org/post/iowa-senate-backs-clean-energy-tax-credits <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;"><p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has advanced a pair of proposals intended to move the state forward with solar power and other forms of clean energy.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:39:10 +0000 Associated Press 44845 at http://kios.org Winona LaDuke speaks at UNO http://kios.org/post/winona-laduke-speaks-uno <p>A Native American advocate says the U.S. is in an “incredibly challenged” time. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 44422 at http://kios.org