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GE Energy Financial Services Provides Structured Equity Commitment for Invenergy

Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy”) announced today that it has arranged debt and tax equity financing for its 200.6 MW Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center project (“Prairie Breeze”), which is under construction approximately 100 miles northwest of Lincoln, Nebraska. The financing included construction and term loans with Sovereign Bank, N.A. (an affiliate of Banco Santander S.A.), … Continue reading GE Energy Financial Services Provides Structured Equity Commitment for Invenergy

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Sempra to develop 2nd phase of central Nebraska wind farm

A San Diego-based company says it has acquired and will develop the second phase of a wind energy farm near Broken Bow in central Nebraska. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power bought the project from Edison Mission Energy, of Santa Ana, California Terms were not disclosed. Sempra has agreed to buy 43 wind turbines that will … Continue reading Sempra to develop 2nd phase of central Nebraska wind farm

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Wind energy and wildlife

Wind energy development has increased substantially in the United States in recent years, from 2,742 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity in 1999 to more than 60,000 MW in 2012. You might expect that the windiest states would be the ones making the greatest strides in harnessing this renewable energy resource, but that isn

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Bill to Support Wind Energy Passes in the Nebraska Legislature

Nebraska, an also-ran so far in the race to develop wind energy, took another step Wednesday to try to catch up with the pack. On a 38-2 vote, state lawmakers gave final approval to a bill granting sales tax breaks to wind farms. Proponents said the measure would make the state competitive for projects that … Continue reading Bill to Support Wind Energy Passes in the Nebraska Legislature

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Geronimo Energy Acquires Midwest Wind Energy’s Development Portfolio

Geronimo Energy announced today the acquisition of the project development portfolio of Midwest Wind Energy (MWE), including near term construction-ready projects in Illinois, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The acquisition strengthens Geronimo’s presence in the Nebraska and Wisconsin markets and brings it into the Illinois market for the first time. Geronimo has also welcomed numerous MWE employees … Continue reading Geronimo Energy Acquires Midwest Wind Energy’s Development Portfolio

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Nebraska Wind Farm Gets Key Approval

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners has approved a permit application for a wind farm that will straddle the county line with Gage County in southeast Nebraska. The board OK’d the Steele Flats Wind Project on Tuesday. The Gage County Planning Commission has recommended that the county board also approve the $138 million wind farm. … Continue reading Nebraska Wind Farm Gets Key Approval

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Nebraska Wind Energy Projects Proceeding

Congress’ extension of a wind energy tax credit has paved the way for two large wind farm projects in Nebraska to proceed as planned. The state’s two largest public power utilities last month approved the wind projects, conditional on the renewal of the tax credit, which was included in legislation passed Tuesday to avoid the … Continue reading Nebraska Wind Energy Projects Proceeding

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Considering water use and wind energy

A recent Lincoln Journal Star editorial “Plan for next drought” (LJS, Aug. 21) appropriately stated that Nebraska “should spur adoption of better water conservation practices in the public and private spheres.” Nebraska public power entities are reviewing their electricity generation portfolios and determining what role — if any — wind and other renewable energy will … Continue reading Considering water use and wind energy

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