Net metering to boost alternative energy

| 15/05/2009

(McCook Daiky Gazette): Look around your house. If you’re interested in "going green," Gov. Dave Heineman just gave you an extra room. Heineman and the Legislature just approved "net metering" for Nebraska, meaning people who generate their own electricity get full credit for the extra power they pump into the electrical grid. The "current" system — pardon the pun — involves some fees and provides only partial credit for power sold to utilities. Now, if you have your own wind turbine or solar panel, the power grid serves as your storage system, taking power you produce when you don’t need it, and giving it back when you do.

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