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Lawmakers trying to promote wind energy

Posted: 10/28/13 09:06

Lawmakers are once again looking for ways to attract wind-energy producers to Nebraska. At least seven state lawmakers and Gov. Dave Heineman will speak next month at the annual Nebraska Wind Conference in Lincoln. Senator Heath Mello says he's considering wind-energy legislation next year that would provide a production tax credit to wind farms, similar to one offered by the federal government and other states. The U.S. Department of Energy says Nebraska is the nation's third-windiest state, but ranks 26th in the energy it could now produce.