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May 26, 2016

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In search of solution, solar industry pivots to data, detente
In search of solution, solar industry pivots to data, detente
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Facing sometimes strained relationships with state officials, rooftop solar advocates appear to be adopting a less combative approach and coalescing around a less emotional plea to ...
Brookings analysis: Net metering benefits all ratepayers, not just solar users
Brookings analysis: Net metering benefits all ratepayers, not just solar users
Monday, May 23, 2016
A new Brookings Institution analysis indicates that net metering of solar power yields benefits for all ratepayers — not just customers generating their own electricity through ...
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MGM Resorts, Wynn planning to leave NV Energy
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Las Vegas Sands Corp., one of three gaming companies that filed regulatory applications to purchase energy on the open market, is ending a formal effort to leave NV Energy but indicated its intention to remain active on the energy issue. That stands in contrast to a decision by MGM Resorts International, which, pending regulatory approval, anticipates exiting ...
Buffett vs. Musk: The clash of old and new energy titans
Buffett vs. Musk: The clash of old and new energy titans
Monday, May 2, 2016
The battle over the future of Nevada’s energy grid is being waged now, with billionaires Elon Musk and Warren Buffett on opposing sides. Both say the goal is to go green, but they have different methods of ...
Will residential storage batteries be bonanza for solar consumers?
Will residential storage batteries be bonanza for solar consumers?
Thursday, April 21, 2016
At a Spring Valley home not far from the Las Vegas headquarters of the Public Utilities Commission, a group gathered Wednesday to showcase what it proclaimed as a potential game-changer in solar electricity generation. The focus: a new piece of technology designed to ...
Monte Carlo partially without power after utility line damaged
Monte Carlo partially without power after utility line damaged
Friday, April 1, 2016
Restaurants and casino table games were closed and about 1,000 hotel rooms were temporarily without power after an outage today at the Monte Carlo, according to ...
Nevada judge rules to disqualify solar industry’s ballot measure
Nevada judge rules to disqualify solar industry’s ballot measure
Monday, March 28, 2016
A Carson City judge ruled to disqualify a ballot measure that would restore more generous rates for rooftop solar customers, a setback for solar advocates who had been aggressively campaigning for ...
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Are brighter days ahead for Nevada solar customers?
Monday, March 28, 2016
With solar companies pulling out of Nevada after a Public Utilities Commission decision to approve a major rate hike, many wonder if customers' investment in rooftop panels was worth it. We take a look at the state of the solar industry and the burning questions ...
Editorial: Figuring out the energy needs of Nevada: Take 2
Monday, March 28, 2016
With technological advancements making solar power more practical, there’s no reason for our state to fall behind the times in harnessing energy from the sun. It’s all too obvious that Nevada’s efforts to allow homeowners to generate their own electricity with photovoltaic solar cells have been less than graceful ...
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Tesla, Switch backing effort to end NV Energy monopoly
Friday, March 25, 2016
Tesla and Las Vegas data company Switch are backing a ballot initiative to create a competitive electricity market, a move that would effectively end NV Energy’s monopoly. In the past year, both companies have ...
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Rooftop solar fees become dominant issue for Nevada energy task force
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
With Gov. Brian Sandoval's administration eager to move past damaging publicity from a regulatory decision to increase bills for Nevada rooftop solar customers, the possibility of amending that decision was a key issue during an energy task force meeting Tuesday. The task force plans to study the issue as it ...
Sandoval aide: Nevada’s clean energy reputation is damaged
Sandoval aide: Nevada’s clean energy reputation is damaged
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
A controversial decision increasing costs for rooftop solar customers loomed over the first meeting of a task force charged with recommending a long-term plan for clean energy in Nevada. Convened ...
Meltdown: What happened when a Las Vegas solar company fell apart
Meltdown: What happened when a Las Vegas solar company fell apart
Thursday, March 10, 2016
A Las Vegas homeowner is out more than $18,000. A company claims it is owed more than $700,000. The list of claims stretches into the hundreds. So goes the fallout in the saga of a Las Vegas-based solar company that ...
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Warren Buffett discusses NV Energy, solar rates and Elon Musk in CNBC interview
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Since Nevada utility regulators decided to increase bills for rooftop solar customers, Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy’s parent company, has found his name at the center of the debate over the rates. Solar advocates have criticized ...
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UNLV’s solar house has bright ideas for the elderly
Sunday, February 28, 2016
For this year's Solar Decathlon contest, the local entry will focus on end-of-life care.