Industries unite against Obama's climate change rules

Thehill.com   A coalition of industry heavyweights on Thursday launched what its calling a do-or-die campaign to influence the regulation of U.S. energy production. ADVERTISEMENT Seventy-six business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and...

World-Herald editorial: Right question on MUD, wrong answer

OMAHA.com Credit State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh for his willingness to tackle some big problems — Omaha’s $2 billion, federally mandated sewer upgrade and the city’s pension liabilities. But the senator’s proposed solution, selling the Metropolitan Utilities District and divvying up the money, is the...

EPA publishes Emissions Rule

TheHill.com The Environmental Protection Agency published its rule limiting carbon emissions from new power plants on Wednesday to the dismay of coal advocates and the GOP. ADVERTISEMENT The proposed rule, published nearly four months after EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced it, is a core...

Nebraska customers set all-time winter peak for NPPD

KRVN.com Columbus, Neb. – Frigid temperatures helped drive up Nebraskans' energy use yesterday, causing the Nebraska Public Power District to set a likely new all time-winter peak for generating electricity . Between the hour of 7 and 8 a.m., as people readied a Monday morning back to school or...

Hitachi Announces Storage Technology for Renewable Energy

Hitachi Ltd. (6501) unveiled an energy-storage system that the company said will support wind and solar power and allow users to sell electricity into deregulated markets such as California. The units can be installed on high-voltage power lines, and will be able to capture excess energy produced...

2013 NREA Annual Meeting This Week

The 77th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Rural Electric Association will be held Dec. 4-6, 2013 in Kearney. Find the schedule of events below. Committee Meeting Schedule Schedule at a Glance

NREA Issues Action Alert!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule capping carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new coal and natural gas based power plants.  This rule would effectively outlaw coal as a fuel source for new generation, abandoning the Administration’s “all of the above” energy...

NREA to Host Candidate Training School

  For Immediate Release                                 CONTACT:    James Dukesherer October 2, 2013                                                                        Nebraska Rural Electric Association...

Nebraska Power Association provides White Paper to the Legislature's Tax Modernization Committee

September 26, 2013  Shelley Sahling-Zart, the executive administrator for the Nebraska Power Association (NPA) will provide testimoney on behalf of the Nebraska electric industry at the Unicameral's Tax Modernizations Committee's hearing in Norfolk, Nebraska, Thursday, September 26, 2013. The...

Electric Co-ops Decry Administration’s New ‘All-But-One’ Energy Policy

September 18, 2013 Jo Ann Emerson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), released the following statement in response to the testimony of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy before the House Energy & Commerce Committee this morning; and in light of recent press leaks...

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