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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Despite interest from communities across the state and reliable sunrays during peak summer months, Nebraska has shied away from solar power.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County commissioners have approved more stringent regulations for wind turbines in the county.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Renewable energy advocates in Nebraska will push again next year for a state tax credit to encourage wind farms and solar projects.

Creighton University

Classes begin Wednesday for Creighton University students, and they’ll be part of a program to measure and reduce campus energy use.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Utilities Board has adopted an order encouraging MidAmerican Energy to hold down costs on its $900 million project to build two more Iowa wind farms.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A hearing next month could help determine whether the Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission will continue to regulate the mining industry in the state.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say a subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. plans to build a 400-megawtt wind farm in northeast Nebraska and sell all the power to Omaha Public Power District.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State regulators have approved a controversial disposal well in northwest Nebraska for wastewater generated by oil and natural gas production.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new effort to lure wind farms to Nebraska is sparking a debate among lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State lawmakers are calling for greater scrutiny of a proposed disposal well for fracking water in western Nebraska.

13 wind energy projects in Nebraska, more under construction

Sep 4, 2014

Wind energy accounted for 4.8 percent of all electricity generated in Nebraska last year.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study concludes that the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated this year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District board has decided to phase out coal to generate electrical power at its Omaha plant.

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.

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.

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.

Gas prices up in Omaha compared to 2013

Apr 21, 2014

Gas prices are up 21 cents in Omaha compared to this time last year.

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.

Lawmakers seek wind energy development in Nebraska

Apr 5, 2014

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.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Utility officials say a Nebraska nuclear plant is operating at full power again after a brief outage last month.

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.

Winona LaDuke speaks at UNO

Mar 19, 2014

A Native American advocate says the U.S. is in an “incredibly challenged” time.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that increases available state money to encourage installation of solar power systems in Iowa has passed a Senate committee and moves forward to the full Senate.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada has cleared a significant hurdle after the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says federal authorities must use "common sense" and reconsider a proposed reduction in the amount of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Revenue Department says the state awarded $1.36 million in tax credits to Iowa people and companies for installing solar energy systems last year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Customers of the Omaha Public Power District won't see their electricity rates increase next year.

NRC says Fort Calhoun Station ready to restart

Dec 17, 2013

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Fort Calhoun Station is ready to restart.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A series of new projects will nearly triple Nebraska's wind energy capacity by the end of 2015.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers are once again looking for ways to attract wind-energy producers to Nebraska.

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