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Wind Energy and Economic Development in Nebraska

Wind Energy and Economic Development in Nebraska

File: Wind Energy and Economic Development in Nebraska

Date: 6/15/2009

Location: NE

This fact sheet summarizes a recent report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Economic Development Benefits from Wind Power in Nebraska: A Report for the Nebraska Energy Office, which focuses on the estimated economic development impacts in Nebraska from development and operation of wind power in the state as envisioned in the U.S. Department of Energy's report, 20% Wind Energy by 2030. This analysis uses four scenarios — 1,000 MW, 7,800 MW, community-based project, or non-community-based project — to represent two different amounts of wind energy development and two different estimates of how much local investment will occur under Nebraska's Community-Based Energy Development (C-BED) policy.

This information was last updated on June 16, 2009