State Agency Renewable Energy Utilization

June 13, 2007


In 1998, then Governor Benjamin Nelson issued an executive order that all state agencies are to support the use and development of renewable energy to the greatest extent possible wherever cost-effective, available, and practical. Agencies are directed to look for renewables opportunities for new and existing buildings and are encouraged to purchase electricity generated using renewable energy resources. Life-cycle cost analysis of the potential improvements must be used. On the transportation side, by 2010, 50 percent of the Transportation Services Bureau fleet will be comprised of renewable fueled vehicles; and by 2025, 100 percent. Beyond renewables, the order calls for agencies to look for opportunities to utilize water conservation techniques.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Nebraska
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Wind (Small)
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels


Name: NE Executive Order 98-1
Date Enacted: 1/12/1998
Expiration Date: none


Name: Planning & Aid Division
Organization: Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy
Address: P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln NE 68509-5085
Phone: (402) 471-2186

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.