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May 27, 2015

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NV Energy fights to keep rooftop solar from cutting into its profit
NV Energy fights to keep rooftop solar from cutting into its profit
Monday, May 25, 2015
The future of solar energy in Nevada is at stake in a furious battle that likely won’t be resolved as the 2015 state legislative session nears an end next month. Solar advocates, Nevada businesses and solar industry reps are pushing for more rooftop solar, saying it’s unfair to ...
MGM joins Wynn, Sands and Switch in effort to buy power without NV Energy
MGM joins Wynn, Sands and Switch in effort to buy power without NV Energy
Thursday, May 21, 2015
MGM Resorts International filed an application with the Public Utilities Commission on Thursday to purchase power without the state’s dominant utility, NV Energy. MGM is one of the utility’s largest ...
Photo: Paid for by the Alliance for Solar Choice, this ad
Solar industry buys statewide TV ads urging lawmakers to raise solar cap
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The six-figure ad buy, paid for by The Alliance for Solar Choice, will air throughout Nevada starting today and is the latest attempt by the rooftop solar industry to draw attention to a debate that’s already sparked public outcry and a wave of lobbying in the Republican-controlled Legislature ...
Compromise between NV Energy, solar in works as lawmakers vet bill
Compromise between NV Energy, solar in works as lawmakers vet bill
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
After months of intense lobbying between the solar industry and NV Energy, lawmakers debated how the state should raise a controversial solar cap and increase ...
Photo: Michelle Balistreri and Chandler Gray attend a ral
Assembly to hold its first hearing on rooftop solar
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
For the rooftop solar industry, today is one of the few high marks in the legislative session. Lawmakers in the Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee will debate a bill addressing the controversial solar cap limiting how many consumers can participate in a program called net metering. The policy allows homeowners to power their homes and provide energy to ...
Experts: Switch within its rights to split from NV Energy
Experts: Switch within its rights to split from NV Energy
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Power industry experts are challenging a Public Utilities Commission legal memo issued last week that critiques a Las Vegas tech company for wanting to sever its ties with NV Energy. Switch, a tech company that runs one of the nation’s leading data centers and counts among its customers an array of ...
Harry Reid: Raise the cap to allow more rooftop solar
Harry Reid: Raise the cap to allow more rooftop solar
Thursday, May 14, 2015
The cap limiting how many homeowners in Nevada can provide solar power to the energy grid is “way too low,” said U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic minority leader. Reid’s comments are the first from ...
Power restored for nearly 1,700 in southeast valley
Power restored for nearly 1,700 in southeast valley
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Service has been restored for a vast majority of 1,732 customers left without power this morning in ...
Power struggle: Can advocates for solar energy, consumer issues prevail in Nevada?
Power struggle: Can advocates for solar energy, consumer issues prevail in Nevada?
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
LEGISLATURE:
A cohort of gaming, tech and renewable energy groups has a long list of requests for the Legislature, from nurturing the rooftop solar industry to increasing incentives for ...
With time running out, rooftop solar employees take to the lobby
With time running out, rooftop solar employees take to the lobby
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Employees of Nevada’s rooftop solar industry sent a clear message to lawmakers Monday: raise the cap on net metering ...
Poll: Majority of voters would disfavor candidates who block rooftop solar
Poll: Majority of voters would disfavor candidates who block rooftop solar
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
CLEAN ENERGY:
Advocates of Nevada’s rooftop solar industry have launched an offensive that includes advertising, media appearances, a rally and now a poll as its chances of winning a critical battle on a controversial policy wane. Industry advocates have purchased TV ads ...
Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Advocates for rooftop solar installations plan to rally outside NV Energy headquarters to protest a state cap on how many solar customers can sell energy back to the utility. The rally scheduled Wednesday in Las Vegas is ...
Sandoval, NV Energy mum on net metering after meetings with solar officials
Friday, April 17, 2015
Solar industry: Thousands of jobs still in jeopardy
After a series of high-end meetings with Gov. Brian Sandoval and NV Energy officials, the state's rooftop solar industry says it is still in danger of shutdown by the end ...
Photo: Homes are shown behind a solar photovoltaic field
Sandoval to meet with SolarCity on net metering
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
energy:
Gov. Brian Sandoval will meet with solar industry officials to discuss a controversial cap that limits how many consumers can put solar panels on their homes and provide energy to the grid. The news is a bright spot for the solar industry and the latest chapter in what’s been ...
Several big resort companies are working to sever ties with NV Energy
Several big resort companies are working to sever ties with NV Energy
Friday, April 10, 2015
Several Las Vegas resort companies and a prominent tech business are seeking approval to obtain their electricity outside of NV Energy, a move that poses questions about ...

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