Nebraskans for Solar's Educational Series
This month we are restarting our series of presentations and workshops by renewable energy experts from Nebraska utilities, organizations, and solar and wind energy businesses. Our first speaker will be Kirk Estee from OPPD.
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Overview Of OPPD Customer-Owned Generation Program
March 18, 2020 - 7 to 8 pm
Kirk Estee is the Customer Alternative Energy Solutions Manager at OPPD. His discussion will include the following topics: the overall process; website resources; residential and business solar calculators; online solar interconnection platform.

Save this link to join the Zoom Meeting.
Meeting ID: 821 7986 9176
Passcode: 631014

A Q&A will follow the discussion. Please send your questions to event organizer Helen Deffenbacher: nebraskansforsolar@gmail.com

NFS board members Leo Arens and Louis Lester are currently putting together virtual events, as well. Watch our calendar for their announcements.
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 Green Schools Virtual Event
March 2, 2020 - 4 to 5:30 pm
 Hosted by USGBC Nebraska Flatwater Community
Green Schools Committee

Join this virtual gathering of green schools advocates across Nebraska. Learn more about how our peers have been adapting their green school activities through this challenging school year. And with spring just around the corner, it is a great time to discuss plans and resources for outdoor education. This will be an open opportunity to connect with fellow green schools supporters and discuss what we are experiencing and share suggestions. Sign-up to receive ZOOM info here.
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 First Congregational Sponsoring Series On Climate
First Congregational United Church of Christ is hosting an online Lenten Justice Speaker Series on Climate, Hastings Tribune
 
March 7th Virtual Event: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm
Chelsie Johnson of the group Nebraska Conservation Voters on public power districts and voting. Anyone interested in the presentation series may participate through Zoom or the church’s Facebook page

To participate by Zoom, email pastor@fcucchastings.org 

Religious statements on climate change & a list of books are available here:
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 Exist Green Energy Analysis
Creighton University student Max Markuson DiPrince provided a free, year-long energy audit for Exist Green Zero-Waste Market and Eco-Boutique in an attempt to highlight a pathway for EnergyStar and Green Globes certification. Exist Green, owned by Leigh Neary, is located at 4914 Underwood in Omaha’s historic Dundee neighborhood.
 
Max, who is from Denver, Colorado, is an undergraduate student at Creighton University, where he expects to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Energy Sciences and a Master of Science degree in physics. He is currently engaged in solar cell research funded by NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR and Omaha Public Power District. Just recently he learned he has been accepted into Creighton University’s Law School. Max is also a member of Nebraskans for Solar’s Board of Directors. Click here to access the report.
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Q&A
In each newsletter we will feature a question and answer about renewable energy and related issues. Please send your questions to nebraskansforsolar@gmail.com

Q: What is the Solar Investment Tax Credit?
A: The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is one of the most important federal policy mechanisms to support the growth of solar energy in the United States. Since the ITC was enacted in 2006, the U.S. solar industry has grown by more than 10,000% - creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and investing billions of dollars in the U.S. economy in the process. Source: Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
See all Nebraska Incentives and Policies here: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
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Links to Renewable Energy Jobs Resources
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An additional search strategy is to check for jobs listings on the websites of solar and wind energy companies that have installed renewable energy projects in Nebraska.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Resources

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Thank you for all you are doing to advance renewable energy in our state!