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Bright ideas: New regulations pave way for solar energy
Bright ideas: New regulations pave way for solar energy
Monday, July 6, 2015
Experts are optimistic solar power can eventually compete with traditional energy sources
The state basks in an average 250 sunny days a year, and the push to turn our clear skies and sun rays into energy grows every year. In fact, Las Vegas is the third-sunniest city in the country and ranks third in solar energy produced per capita. >Stephen Brown, director of UNLV’s Center for Economic and Business Research, says commercial solar power in Nevada is more economically viable than other renewables, such as wind power, but still has a long way to go to be ...
Switch appeals PUC decision on leaving NV Energy
Switch appeals PUC decision on leaving NV Energy
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Less than a month after regulators denied its application to create and purchase power without NV Energy, Las Vegas tech company Switch filed a petition asking ...
Power outages impact more than 2,300 NV Energy customers
Monday, June 22, 2015
A power outage in the northwest valley affected more than 2,200 NV Energy customers this morning, a company spokesman said. The outage, reported at 9:54 a.m. near North Fort Apache and Elkhorn roads, impacted ...
Sandoval announces electric car chargers between Las Vegas, Reno
Sandoval announces electric car chargers between Las Vegas, Reno
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Hoping to attract millennials and eco-conscious tourists to rural parts of Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval is announcing a plan to install electric car charging stations at regular intervals on the lonely stretch of road between ...
Electric car charging stations to link Las Vegas and Reno
Electric car charging stations to link Las Vegas and Reno
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
U.S. 95 will be called the “Electric Highway,” said Gov. Brian Sandoval in his announcement that Nevada will join NV Energy to install charging stations for electric cars between Las Vegas and Reno ...
Switch could file lawsuit over denial to leave NV Energy
Switch could file lawsuit over denial to leave NV Energy
Monday, June 15, 2015
Days after regulators denied its attempt to buy and generate power without NV Energy, a Las Vegas tech company has signaled it may file a lawsuit against the Public Utilities Commission ...
Regulators give preliminary OK to solar plant
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The state Public Utilities Commission today gave preliminary approval to a company to build a 200-megawatt solar generating facility 15 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The approval was granted on the condition that ...
Regulators deny Switch application to leave NV Energy
Regulators deny Switch application to leave NV Energy
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
In a decision that could impact some of the state’s most influential businesses, the Public Utilities Commission denied an application for a Las Vegas tech company to purchase and ...
What the PUC decision on Switch means for Nevada
What the PUC decision on Switch means for Nevada
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Today the Public Utilities Commission will make its final decision on whether Switch can sever ties with NV Energy to produce and purchase power without ...
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Still buzzing: Why energy debates will be hot this summer in Nevada
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The 2015 Nevada legislative session is over, but debates on solar and wind power, NV Energy and Western power production are as alive as ever. There’s little doubt regulators will be busy this summer as energy policy is debated in the coming months. Here are the issues that are ...
PUC at odds on Switch after last-minute proposal is issued
PUC at odds on Switch after last-minute proposal is issued
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The three-member Public Utilities Commission heads into a controversial vote on Wednesday with conflicting opinions and one swing vote that will ultimately decide if ...
PUC to deny Switch’s plan to split from NV Energy
PUC to deny Switch’s plan to split from NV Energy
Monday, June 8, 2015
In a decision that’s likely to have a ripple effect in Nevada’s energy marketplace, the Public Utilities Commission has ruled that Switch cannot produce and purchase power ...
On target issues, Nevada lawmakers had some hits, some misses
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Education funding was a big hit for this year's Legislature. What else did lawmakers get right? And where did they fail?
Legislature OKs casino-backed emergency bill on energy policy
Legislature OKs casino-backed emergency bill on energy policy
Monday, June 1, 2015
Using an emergency bill in the final hours of the session, the casino industry won a hearing to debate the number of large-scale solar facilities NV Energy will build in ...
New Nevada solar projects’ output to rival nearby plant
New Nevada solar projects’ output to rival nearby plant
Monday, June 1, 2015
Three solar projects in the Dry Lake area in southern Nevada have been approved, marking the Interior Department's first grouped approval on public land that it had already blessed for such use. Once complete ...

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