About NJEI

Who We Are

Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence is a committed group of Nebraskans who believe that our state can play a key role in the future of U.S. energy policy.

Board Members
Ron Kaminski, LiUNA – President 
Michael Whatley, Consumer Energy Alliance – Secretary 
Vacant – Treasurer 

Nebraska's Opportunity

Most energy experts will tell you that Nebraska is in a unique and advantageous position to play a key role in the future of energy in the United States. Nebraska's exisiting ethanol production, enormous wind power potential, and central geographic position mean that Nebraska can both generate and transmit power and energy sources for the rest of the nation -- creating jobs, growing the economy, and decreasing the need to import oil from unstable sources.

Need for Action

Unfortunately, not all Nebraskans share our vision for the future. Some believe that we should limit Nebraska's participation in energy markets to just one form of energy or another.

This short-sighted viewpoint ignores a simple truth: to strengthen our nation, we need an "all of the above" approach to energy that includes renewable sources and better, more stable sources of oil and natural gas. Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence believes a majority of Nebraskans want their state to take an active role in this effort, and will work to make our voices heard.