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Political Winds Part One of a Series Norris, NPPD and Wind Energy

By Gordon HopkinsA series of meetings have been held over the past year by various local government entities to discuss possible changes to wind farm regulations. Some of those meetings have been contentious. Jefferson County Commissioners have enacted a moratorium on wind farm permits until those changes are finalized.

There are a number of complex issues to be considered. One of those issues is the relationship between the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), Norris Public Power District and wind energy providers.Demand for Renewable EnergyNextEra Energy Resources currently owns and operates one wind farm in Jefferson County, Steele F...

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