Client: Nebraska Wildlife Federation (NeWF)
Liz Stanton, PhD, Tyler Comings, and Anna Sommer (Sommer Energy, LLC)
The Applied Economics Clinic, together with Sommer Energy, have prepared a report regarding Nebraska's energy future. Sommer Energy, LLC and Applied Economics Clinic were asked by the Nebraska Wildlife Federation (NeWF) to produce a plan envisioning an electric grid in Nebraska that relies more heavily on cost-effective wind, solar, and energy efficiency. With the costs of wind and solar at historic lows, NeWF seeks to determine how Nebraska's expanded reliance on renewables, coupled with greater investment in energy efficiency, could reduce the overall cost of electricity in Nebraska as well as change the state's trajectory of carbon dioxide emissions.