Wind legislation offered in Nebraska legislature

A proposal offered in the Nebraska legislature would remove some of the longstanding obstacles to wind development in the state, which ranks fourth in wind potential.

The wind energy bill was offered this week by State Sen. Chris Langemeier. It is the result of more than a year of study and negotiations within the state legislature's Natural Resources Committee, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

The legislation would make it possible for wind developers in the state to export wind energy to other states while protecting the current Nebraska public power system, which produces affordable electricity for the state's consumers.

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