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NLIEC News – Vol. 8, No. 7 – July 2013

NLIEC News, July 2013

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Septemberfest Omaha to Benefit Heartland Walk for Warmth

The Up & Over the River Walk and Run is coming up September 1, 2013, at Miller’s Landing in Omaha. Proceeds will benefit the Heartland Walk for Warmth and Run for Fun, which raises money for area Energy Assistance programs administered by the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. The funds help those on [...]

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2013 Heartland Walk for Warmth

2013 HEARTLAND WALK FOR WARMTH, RUN FOR FUN CAMPAIGN RAISES $132,000 FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE Septemberfest’s Up, Over River Run, Walk Kicks off 2014 Drive. Omaha, Neb. – The Heartland Walk for Warmth and Run for Fun  campaign raised a record $132,000 for energy assistance for residents in eastern Nebraska. The fund drive exceeded the  $125,000 [...]

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Nebraska Energy Burden Study: 2013 Update

The 2013 Energy Burden Study Update, published by Jerome A. Deichert (Center for Public Affairs Research – University of Nebraska at Omaha) in June, 2013, can be read by clicking the Energy Burden Study link under the Energy Education menu.

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NLIEC News – Vol. 8, No. 4 – April 2013

NLIEC News – Vol. 8, No. 4 – April 2013

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Black Hills Energy Providing $14,000 in Scholarships to Students in its Nebraska Service Territories

Lincoln, Neb. – March 22, 2013 – Natural gas utility Black Hills Energy is providing $14,000 in scholarships to students at colleges and universities in the company’s Nebraska service territory. Black Hills Energy provides grants to the schools, which in turn award a scholarship on the company’s behalf to a Black Hills Energy Scholar. Applications are available [...]

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OPPD Shares Strategies Heading into Severe Weather Season

Storms & Power Restoration Opens 2013 Speakers Series After weathering several winter snow storms, Omaha Public Power District is turning its attention toward the spring severe weather season. Like heavy snow fall, driving rain, wind and lightning can also cause service disruptions. Thursday, March 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Millard Branch Library, [...]

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OPPD’s Pilot Energy-Saving Trees Program a Big Success

All 2,000 trees are spoken for, as Utility Plans Next Event March 21, 2013 The response to OPPD’s brand new Energy-Saving Trees program has been so overwhelming that it took less than a week for customers to claim 2,000 free trees. The utility made online reservations available starting Friday, March 15. The program was launched [...]

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OPPD Participates in Community Kaizen Event

Lean Agencies: Facilitators and companies gather to discuss the rent and utility assistance process. OPPD broke new ground last month, both facilitating and participating in the first-ever “community” kaizen event at the Omaha Service Center. The three-day event included Lean facilitators from OPPD, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Alegent Creighton Health and Black Hills Energy. [...]

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National Low Income Consortium Report – April 2012

Highlights include: – Energy Outreach Colorado Providing $1.17 Million Safety Net for Energy Consumers – NFFN Collecting Petition Signatures to Support LIHEAP – Social Media Energy-Savings Application Launched on Facebook NLIEC – April 2012  

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