energy

Government
1:44 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Solar tax credit expansion passes Senate committee

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.

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Government
2:38 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

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.

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Government
10:03 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Ethanol advocates join for hearing in Des Moines

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.

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Government
8:03 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Iowa awarded $1.36M for solar tax credits in 2013

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.

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Business
1:52 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

OPPD won't increase electricity rates next year

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

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Business
4:41 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

NRC says Fort Calhoun Station ready to restart

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

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Business
8:17 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Nebraska to nearly triple wind energy capacity by 2015

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

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Government
8:56 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers take another look at wind energy

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

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Business
8:09 am
Fri October 18, 2013

OPPD approves plan to double wind energy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District has announced its plan to buy 400 megawatts of power from a wind farm being built near O'Neill in northeast Nebraska.

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Nebraska
2:08 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

NRC: progress being made at Fort Calhoun Station; no timeline for restart

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says five categories on a Fort Calhoun Station restart checklist are closed out, and progress is being made.

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