Our Philosophy

NLCV provides the public with objective, factual information about conservation politics in Nebraska.

NLCV collaborates strategically with appointed and elected officials and partner organizations on rules, regulations and environmental legislation...

NLCV supports conservation champions who will protect our environment for future generations.

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NLCV supports leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy future for Nebraska. See which candidates have earned NLCV's endorsement in this year's election. 

This is an invitation only event for key policy makers to discuss the New Energy Economy in depth. 

Colorado Gov. Ritter will discuss economic benefits of clean energy and how we can accelerate clean energy development in Nebraska. 

News

Eliminating Coal from Minnesota’s Energy Production

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton called on energy policy and business leaders to figure out a way for his state to eliminate coal from its energy portfolio. Minnesota currently gets about 46% of its electricity generated from burning coal, but its clean energy industry is growing, employing more than 14,000 people in 1,000 different companies...

Omaha Public Power District Leads Nebraska Utilities in Wind Energy

Omaha Public Power District is leading the state’s utilities in wind energy production, and in June adopted a plan to get at least one-third of its electricity generated from renewable sources for twenty years. OPPD will be producing 33% of its electricity from wind as soon as 2016... 

New Economic Study Shows Carbon Tax Refunded to Households Would Create Jobs

A recent study by Regional Economic Modeling, Inc. (REMI) looks at the theoretical effects of the carbon tax and rebate legislation similar to what CCL proposes.  It finds that the tax would create over 2 million jobs by 2025, and save 13,000 lives a year.

Most Rural Nebraskans Think Climate Change is Happening

73% of rural Nebraskans think global climate change is happening...

NLCV supports leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy future for Nebraska. See which candidates have earned NLCV's endorsement in this year's election. 

Our investigative research into the environmental reviews of the Keystone XL pipeline has revealed a broken process that seriously undermines the trust that citizens are supposed to be able to place in their government. The State Department review process acts as a revolving door through which pipeline companies get their projects green-washed by third party contractors who specialize in getting project permits granted.

The Challenge of Adaptation

The Lincoln Journal Star Editorial Board wrote a compelling editorial this week encouraging action on climate change, including stating that probably the most effective way of mitigating climate change is "through a carbon tax", like the revenue-neutral tax proposed by Citizen's Climate Lobby.

China's Coal Boom is Slowing

Due in part to air quality concerns and in part to economic slowdown, China's coal consumption (the biggest driver of increased greenhouse gas emissions worldwide) has stayed below 3% for the last 3 years.

Actions

The Nebraska Conservation Summit will feature former Governor of Colorado Bill Ritter, who will address the audience on the economic growth implications of clean energy development.  A reception will follow for attendees to network and discuss the presentation. Buy your tickets today! 

Investing in renewable energy means investing in Nebraska's economy and in future generations. Sign the petition asking Nebraska's elected officials to invest in clean energy like wind, solar and energy efficiency. 

NLCV supports leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy future for Nebraska.

See which candidates have earned NLCV's endorsement in this year's election.

Don't forget to vote on November 4th!