Save the Date! Nebraskans for Solar Presentation: “Solar Power for Farms, Homes, and Businesses”

April 20, 2021 - 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Residential Project: GenPro
Energy Solutions
Solar-Powered Irrigation System:
Solar Heat & Electric
Please join us on Zoom for this special Earth Month event to learn about solar options for your farm, home, or business. Our guest speakers will be Jeff Berggren and Michael Shonka. All Nebraska solar installers are invited to attend this event and contribute to the Q&A and discussion following the presentation.
Jeff Berggren manages GenPro Energy Solutions projects in Nebraska from the company’s office in Central City.
Michael Shonka is owner of Solar Heat and Electric based in Omaha.
Moderator: Leo Arens, Nebraskans for Solar President
Please email your questions to: Leo Arens
Meeting ID: 891 9319 6410
Passcode: 015253
OPPD Workshop

As OPPD moves forward with Pathways to Decarbonization, the utility will seek input from the community through a variety of channels, including workshops for the energy portfolio. The first of these online workshops will be Wednesday, April 7. Customers can engage with OPPD through OPPD Community Connect, the utility’s stakeholder engagement platform that hosts up-to-date information, details about the workshops, workshop recordings and ways to submit ideas or ask questions around the initiative. 

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed into law by President Biden on March 11 includes a number of provisions of importance to public power utilities including an additional $4.5 billion in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Click the following link for local information: Nebraska LIHEAP
The American Jobs Plan
White House Briefing Room Fact Sheet
The President’s American Jobs Plan is a historic public investment – consisting principally of one-time capital investments in our nation’s productivity and long-term growth. It will invest about 1 percent of GDP per year over eight years to upgrade our nation’s infrastructure, revitalize manufacturing, invest in basic research and science, shore up supply chains, and solidify our care infrastructure. Click here to read the entire Factsheet.

Additional Recommended Reading & Viewing

In each newsletter we feature a question and answer about renewable energy and related issues. Please send your questions to
Q: It's foolish to think that our country can afford $2 trillion for infrastructure. Who is paying for it?
A: On the American Jobs Plan Fact Sheet, scroll down to the section: Made In America Tax Plan. “The Biden Administration’s proposed corporate tax changes will raise over $2 trillion over the next 15 years and more than pay for the mostly one-time investments in the American Jobs Plan.”

Also of Potential Interest: Analyses By
The Institute On Taxation And Economic Policy (ITEP)

The Institute On Taxation And Economic Policy (ITEP) is a non-profit, non-partisan tax policy organization that conducts rigorous analyses of tax and economic proposals and provides data-driven recommendations on how to shape equitable and sustainable tax systems. ITEP’s expertise and data uniquely enhance federal, state, and local policy debates by revealing how taxes affect both public revenues and people of various levels of income and wealth.     
Renewable Energy Jobs & Resources
Google Search

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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