Omaha, Nebraska is home to a variety of non-renewable energy sources. From traditional fossil fuels such as coal and oil, to renewable resources like biomass and geothermal energy, the city has access to a wide range of energy sources. Power plants that use landfill gas and other waste biomass to generate energy are becoming increasingly popular in the area. Climate Matters is an informational resource program that helps meteorologists and journalists report on climate impacts and solutions locally, immediately and personally, based on the latest scientific advances.
This program is helping to make renewable resources more accessible to Omaha residents. According to the data table below, renewable resources accounted for 23 percent of Nebraska's energy consumption in 2020. Wind energy production is also gaining traction in the area. This type of energy production works best in rural areas because there is more space available and fewer residents are affected. This means that transmission lines need to be built to cities where most of the energy is used. Omaha residents have access to a variety of non-renewable and renewable energy sources.
With the help of Climate Matters, renewable resources are becoming increasingly accessible. Wind energy production is also becoming more popular in the area, although transmission lines need to be built for it to be used effectively.