Archive: 01/2013

A Clean Energy Roadmap for Nebraska

by Duane Hovorka
Executive Director
Nebraska Wildlife Federation

At the Nebraskans for Peace Annual Peace Conference in Grand Island in October, speaker after speaker talked about climate change and the need to move Nebraska (and our world) away from fossil fuels like coal and toward clean energy solutions like solar, wind and energy efficiency.

Getting to a clean energy future won’t be easy, and it won’t be automatic. It will take a careful strategy and a commitment to change. It will require the strength to stand up to entrenched interests who now reap the financial rewards of an energy system that is costing lives through asthma and heart disease, pumping jobs and investment out of our state, destroying wildlife habitat, and reshaping the climate.

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