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Michael Degan, David Bracht Author Article in The Nebraska Lawyer

News | November 19, 2019

Michael Degan and David Bracht, attorneys in Kutak Rock’s Omaha office, recently authored an article in the November/December 2019 issue of The Nebraska Lawyer, titled “Reaping the Wind: Will Nebraska Reach Its Renewable Energy Potential?” 

This article explores the development of renewable energy production in Nebraska, its benefits, and the challenges for realizing its full potential. The authors write, “As of 2018, the majority of electricity generated in Nebraska was produced from coal-fired plants, but this is changing as Nebraska public utilities continue to invest in renewable power.” They also report, “Wind farms provide substantial economic benefits to rural Nebraska. Each year, wind farms pay millions of dollars in taxes to state and local governments…[and] bring thousands of jobs to Nebraska.”

Read the full article here.

Mr. Degan is a litigation partner who advises and represents many alternative and renewable energy developers. Mr. Bracht, former Nebraska Director of Energy, advises clients in agriculture and renewable energy on corporate, finance and regulatory issues.

During the past several years, Kutak Rock’s Renewable Energy Group has helped clients develop, finance, structure and close more than 1,500 megawatts of installed solar and wind capacity and more than a gigawatt of additional renewable energy projects currently in development.