The Winds of Change: How Nebraska Law Has Stalled the Development of Wind Energy and What Can Be Done to Spur Growth
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Williams, Allan M.
INTRODUCTION|Strong prairie winds are a fact of life in Nebraska. Nebraskans have to cope with the common nuisance of blowing dirt, snow, and trash across the State. Gusts of fifty to sixty miles per hour winds have tipped semi-trucks, knocked down light poles, and caused power outages. Unlike surrounding states, Nebraska has failed to fully utilize its abundant source of wind to generate energy. The State's desire to provide consumers with electric services at the lowest overall cost possible has hindered the development of renewable energy, causing Nebraska to lag behind its neighboring states in generating wind energy. While Nebraska has made some necessary changes to its laws, lawmakers must explore additional measures to reach Nebraska's wind energy potential...
Creighton University School of Law