If a narrow lead in one race holds, clean energy supporters will sweep an election for three Omaha utility board seats.
The Winnebago tribe of northeastern Nebraska will nearly double its solar capacity – already among the largest in the state – with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Tribal leaders say the solar push, which started a decade ago, advances commitments to sustainability and self-sufficiency, and is cutting electric bills.
Lincoln, Nebraska, is expected to follow Omaha in establishing a PACE program under the state’s 2015 law.
The utility serving Aspen, Colorado reached 100 percent renewable energy three years ago while keeping costs low, and the repowering of a Nebraska wind farm will save even more money.