Nebraska considers bill to merge state’s energy and environmental offices

Energy News Network: A bill to merge the Nebraska Energy Office into the state’s Department of Environmental Quality could impede efforts to move the state toward the use of cleaner and less energy, according to some clean energy advocates in the state.

The Nebraska Energy Office is charged primarily with promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy across the state. From 1990 through 2017, for example, the office provided about $340 million in low-interest loans for 29,020 energy saving projects.

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