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July 23, 2016

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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 ...
Nevada to do fresh analysis on rooftop solar costs, benefits
Nevada to do fresh analysis on rooftop solar costs, benefits
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
State officials plan to do a fresh study on whether rooftop solar is a net benefit for Nevada ratepayers. The Nevada Board of Examiners approved nearly $67,000 so a contractor can re-do a cost analysis published ...
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Fireman is off NV Energy’s grid — and on a mission for solar power
Monday, May 30, 2016
Richard Birt sees rooftop solar as one of the “greatest current technologies” available to the community, and a vital source of job creation ...
Where Sandoval’s energy task force stands on renewables, solar
Where Sandoval’s energy task force stands on renewables, solar
Friday, May 27, 2016
Representatives from the energy industry and lawmakers on an energy task force Thursday recommended several pieces of legislation that ranged from eliminating outdated statutes to grandfathering ...
In search of solution, solar industry pivots to data, detente
In search of solution, solar industry pivots to data, detente
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
clean energy:
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 ...