The Nebraska Research and Innovation conference is being held in Lincoln today with a focus on renewable energy. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman talked about the state being ahead of the game when it comes to renewable energy.
“And that’s what we have in this opportunity in energy and in renewable energy. Everything that we are talking about today is an opportunity to keep our young people here.”
The Governor says the research is significant because it helps create more high paying jobs in the state. A new 20-million dollar grant is being announced today that will fund collaborative economic development and research initiatives among seven Nebraska colleges and universities. The grant is the largest single research award Nebraska has received.