May 2015 EnergyWiseSM Tip: Low-Cost, No-Cost Summer Efficiency

As we roll into summer, many people wonder when heat waves will begin and bring the season’s first air-conditioning bill. While a newer, high-efficiency air conditioner or heat pump usually reduces cooling costs, they also require a sizable investment. So what can a homeowner do this summer to save energy without breaking the piggy bank? [...]

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See how utility assistance has helped Judy

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Let the Faces Shine Through

News & Articles > Let the Faces Shine Through by The NonProfit Times – May 5, 2015 We hear a lot about outcomes and the need to include data in funding proposals. This is undeniably true. Increasingly, funders are giving to high-performing, high-impact organizations that have outcome data to back up their claims of success. [...]

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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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