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August 30, 2016

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Massive energy bills driving greener weed business
Monday, August 29, 2016
The decision to use LED lamps at marijuana cultivation centers might seem unsexy at first, simply a marginal deduction on a complicated balance sheet. But it’s not. It is the type of business decision many experts believe can offer ...
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Study says solar customers shift utility costs to traditional ratepayers
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Under a prior energy rate structure, current rooftop solar customers cost nonsolar ratepayers in Nevada $36 million, according to an updated study from Energy + Environmental Economics, the firm that valued rooftop solar as a benefit to ratepayers in ...
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Union opposes NV Energy breakup, Reid backs it, and utility claims to be neutral
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Politics:
NV Energy reaffirmed its plans Tuesday to remain neutral on a ballot measure that would start a multiyear process of ending the company’s regulated monopoly on supplying electricity. Later in the day, organized labor confirmed plans to oppose the measure, while Sen. Harry Reid voiced ...
With little consensus, energy-related lawsuits move through court system
With little consensus, energy-related lawsuits move through court system
Friday, August 12, 2016
Some important pieces of Nevada's energy future are in limbo, with a web of lawsuits and backroom dealings highlighting conflicts among regulators, trade groups ...
Customers burned by bankrupt solar firm get some welcome relief
Customers burned by bankrupt solar firm get some welcome relief
Friday, August 5, 2016
When Richard Gilliam first contracted Summerlin Energy to install solar panels on his roof last fall, he had no problem with the company. Four months later, that all changed when ...
Nevada Supreme Court blocks referendum on rooftop solar rates
Nevada Supreme Court blocks referendum on rooftop solar rates
Thursday, August 4, 2016
A Nevada Supreme Court ruling today blocks a SolarCity-backed referendum intended to roll back rooftop solar energy rates from appearing on the November ballot. The proposed measure ...
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Advocacy groups form coalition to advocate for clean energy policies
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Backed by groups including the League of Women Voters, the Institute for a Progressive Nevada and the Nevada Conservation League, the RenewNV coalition plans to rally the public around energy-efficiency, large-scale renewable projects and an increased deployment of rooftop solar.
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Justices hear arguments on whether solar referendum qualifies for ballot
Friday, July 29, 2016
Justices on the state’s top court questioned arguments Friday in a case to prevent a SolarCity-backed political group from moving forward with a ballot measure that would restore more favorable electricity rates for its customers. The lawsuit, brought by an NV Energy-backed group, represents one front in ...
Sandoval not reappointing regulator behind new rooftop solar rates
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval will not reappoint the utility regulator who presided over a controversial decision to impose a new rate structure for ...
NV Energy customers to see another rate drop this week
NV Energy customers to see another rate drop this week
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Due in part to low fuel costs, rates for electricity customers in Southern Nevada will decrease on July 1, NV Energy announced in ...
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Column: Tesla’s plan to buy SolarCity has major flaws
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The market hates the idea of Tesla Motors acquiring SolarCity ...
Ballot measures on energy, medical equipment draw support
Ballot measures on energy, medical equipment draw support
Thursday, June 23, 2016
ELECTION 2016:
Groups wanting to restore more favorable rates for rooftop solar customers, break up NV Energy’s monopoly and exempt certain kinds of medical equipment from taxation each submitted signatures in an effort to qualify their ...
NV Energy rolls out program, offers tips for cutting summer power bills
NV Energy rolls out program, offers tips for cutting summer power bills
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
With summer temperatures hitting the Las Vegas Valley and an excessive heat warning in effect, many NV Energy customers are looking at higher electricity bills as they try to keep ...
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Could green bank in Nevada encourage clean-energy sector?
Friday, June 17, 2016
Despite costs declining over the past decade, installing a clean-energy system or retrofitting for energy efficiency remains prohibitively expensive for many consumers and small businesses across the state. And that fact has led some legislators to consider a pioneering fix. An energy committee this morning will hear the results of a study examining the viability of a Nevada green bank, a quasi-public tool for ...
Reid rips energy task force for not proposing net metering fix
Reid rips energy task force for not proposing net metering fix
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid criticized a state task force for not proposing legislation to reinstate net metering, a policy whereby solar customers received credits for ...