FY2016 Update

The House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its FY2016 bill this morning. They were the first of the twelve appropriations subcommittees to mark-up their funding bill. Although the $190 million allocated to the 2016 WAP program is less than the Administration request ($228.2) or the even higher numbers that we are recommending, the [...]

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NEAN Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 9, 2015; 11:00 am – 2:30 pm Nebraska Public Power District Offices – 907 West 25th Street, York, Nebraska Our Keynote speaker will be David Bracht, the new Director of the Nebraska Energy Office. Other presentations will include an update on the 2015 Energy Burden Study, The Metro Omaha Common Fund, The Salvations [...]

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Nebraska Energy Assistance Network Awards Grants for Energy Efficiency Program

The Nebraska Energy Assistance Network (NEAN), a statewide coalition of utilities, human service and governmental agencies and community leaders partnered with local non-profit agencies to educate Nebraskans on ways to improve their energy usage. Grants were awarded to the following agencies: Agency Location in Nebraska Juan Diego Center, Catholic Charities, Omaha Omaha Blue Valley Community [...]

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Moving feet to beat the heat

BY ALYSSA ZAKACKI WORLD-­HERALD STAFF WRITER | Posted: Sunday, March 8, 2015 8:55 am 5K RUN/1-­MILE WALK The 450 runners and walkers at the Heat the Streets Run and Walk for Warmth on Saturday morning were met with sunshine and 50-­degree weather, a stark contrast from last year’s below-­zero temperatures. Coming through the inflatable finish [...]

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March 2015 EnergyWiseSM Tip: Kitchen Ventilation

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. But if you need to cook dinner or bake a cake, this advice is probably not practical. How about getting the heat out of the kitchen instead? In addition to creating smoke, grease and odors, cooking produces significant amounts of waste heat and water [...]

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February 2015 EnergyWiseSM Tip: Benchmark Your Home

After listening to my brother vent for 20 minutes about his high utility costs, I asked if he had ever benchmarked his home. Looking annoyed with me, he asked, “Why would I care about my patio furniture when I’m frustrated with energy bills?” Realizing again why our parents often lamented that he was about as [...]

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January 2015 EnergyWiseSM Tip: Motion Sensors

The lights are on, but no one is home. It’s probably just me but my teen-agers are continually leaving lights on and fans operating long after they leave a room. If it’s not just me, read on! To remedy this problem an inattentive teenager creates, consider installing an occupancy or vacancy sensor on the electrical [...]

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NEAN Quarterly Meeting

Mark your calendar and SAVE THE DATE for next Nebraska Energy Assistance Network meeting – January 8, 2015 at 9:30. The normal video conferencing sites, Go to Meeting online access and teleconferencing options will be available. Location and online or telephone access numbers and instructions willl be out the week prior to the meeting We [...]

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November 2014 EnergyWiseSM Tip: Kitchen Ranges

What’s for dinner? Around most homes, it’s the most frequently asked question. If you plan on cooking, you likely have an opportunity to save energy while making the meal! Webster’s Dictionary defines “range” as the combination of a stovetop and an oven into one kitchen appliance. Even if you have a separate cooktop and oven, [...]

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QuickFacts: 2015 LIHEAP Funds Released

This week, the HHS Office of Community Services released $3.05 billion– 90 percent– of the 2015 LIHEAP funding appropriated under the continuing resolution. States may draw on these funds per the timetable in their state plans. Click here to view the table to learn the amount available to your state or tribe. Two weeks ago, a [...]

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