Thank You To Senator Deb Fischer
And Congressman Don Bacon
We join many other Nebraskans in expressing our gratitude to Senator Fischer and Representative Bacon for voting for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act of 2021. The Senate passed the bill on August 10, 2021 by a vote of 69-30. The House passed the bill in a 228-206 vote on November 5, 2021. 

Additional Recommended Reading
 
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Senate To Vote On The Build Back Better Bill

The Build Back Better Act is fiscally responsible. It reduces the deficit over the long-term. It’s fully paid for by making sure that the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations begin to pay their fair share in federal taxes. It keeps my commitment that no one earning less than $400,000 a year will pay a penny more in federal taxes. Leading economists and independent experts on Wall Street have confirmed that it will not add to inflationary pressures.
 
House Committee on the Budget Press Release

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National Interfaith Power & Light Event
The Cool Congregations Challenge is an annual national contest to recognize “Cool Congregations” that are becoming energy efficient and sustainable role models within their communities. The contest is brought to you by Interfaith Power & Light, a nonprofit organization inspiring and mobilizing people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate. There are no fees to enter. Deadline for entries: December 15. Download the Entry Guide or a Promotional Flyer

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Featured Installation
Project: Solar canopies on the parking lot of LinkedIn’s new Omaha office building located at Sterling Ridge, south of 132nd and Pacific Streets. According to a recent Omaha World-Herald article the canopies provide 13% of the building's energy. Other businesses and housing surround Linked-In’s building and parking lot. The Tri-Faith Commons is situated on 38 acres of the redevelopment site and includes a synagogue, church, mosque, and interfaith center. “The Commons is connected by Abraham’s Bridge and a shared Tri-Faith Garden and Orchard.” Image Credit: Morrissey Engineering
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Q&A
In each newsletter we feature a question and answer about renewable energy and related issues. Please send your questions to nebraskansforsolar@gmail.com
Q: We really want to install solar on the roof of our house, but we would first like to know: Will the value of our home change?
A: That’s an excellent question; thank you for sending it along. We refer you to an EcoWatch article that covers this topic well: Do Solar Panels Increase Home Value? Please keep us updated on your project plans.

SWT Energy Photo: Bob and Gina’s Home in Lincoln. See Solar Examples for additional details and more projects
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Renewable Energy Jobs
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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.
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More News, Events & Resources

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Happy Holidays To You & Your Families
From All Of Us At Nebraskans for Solar

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