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PUC votes to keep net metering policies in place through end of 2015
PUC votes to keep net metering policies in place through end of 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Nevada's Public Utilities Commission awarded the solar industry a short-term victory on Wednesday, offering a stopgap solution for ...
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Solar energy is Obama’s central issue on whirlwind day in Southern Nevada
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
President Barack Obama took a busy tour through Las Vegas on Monday, making stops at the Strip and in Henderson before settling in for the night at ...
In Las Vegas speech, Obama touts continued clean energy investment
In Las Vegas speech, Obama touts continued clean energy investment
Monday, August 24, 2015
President Barack Obama told a crowd in Las Vegas today that now "is not the time to pull back" on federal investment in renewable energy projects. The president's remark came during a speech at the National Clean Energy Summit, organized by ...
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At Clean Energy Summit, major solar project announced for Pahrump
Monday, August 24, 2015
At Monday’s Clean Energy Summit, CEO of Valley Electric Association Thomas Husted announced plans to build a 15-megawatt solar energy project in ...
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Switch becomes first Nevada company to join Obama climate initiative
Monday, August 24, 2015
Data company Switch is the first Nevada business to sign the the White House’s American Businesses Act on Climate Pledge, joining companies like Apple and Amazon in ...
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At Clean Energy Summit, Reid calls for modernization of Nevada’s energy systems
Monday, August 24, 2015
Sen. Harry Reid compared the Nevada’s power infrastructure to a “Model T Ford” in opening remarks at today’s Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The Senate minority leader advocated for new investments in solar energy and other forms of clean power, distributed storage and ...
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Obama in town for Clean Energy Summit, a high point for event
Monday, August 24, 2015
Clean energy activists, renewable investors and green business executives will all watch President Obama speak today at Mandalay Bay for the National Clean Energy Summit ...
Rooftop solar cap reached
Rooftop solar cap reached
Friday, August 21, 2015
The news comes before the Public Utilities Commission today vets an array of proposals that would impose new costs on rooftop solar customers but would keep the solar industry alive. A vote is expected as early as Wednesday ...
Estimates are in for NV Energy exit fees for MGM, Sands, Wynn
Estimates are in for NV Energy exit fees for MGM, Sands, Wynn
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Three casino companies looking to purchase and create power without NV Energy will have to pay millions to do so, according to filings with the Public Utilities Commission. The PUC’s regulatory operations staff submitted its exit fee estimates Tuesday for ...
Solar company suspends Nevada expansion, blames NV Energy controversy
Solar company suspends Nevada expansion, blames NV Energy controversy
Friday, August 14, 2015
The news signals that the fracas between NV Energy and the solar industry are deterring new businesses from operating in Nevada. Vivint Solar announced in July that ...
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As solar cap nears limit, PUC denies solar industry’s petition
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Hundreds of solar employees jammed a Public Utilities Commission meeting Wednesday, giving almost six hours of testimony in protest of recent proposals submitted to regulators by NV Energy and ...
Poll finds strong partisan split in Nevada on president’s Clean Power Plan
Poll finds strong partisan split in Nevada on president’s Clean Power Plan
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
A new poll finds 59 percent of Nevada voters support President Barack Obama’s recently released Clean Power Plan, while 37 percent oppose it — but that support varies strongly ...
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Rooftop solar firms contend NV Energy is attempting to kill the industry
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Advocates for rooftop solar installations are accusing NV Energy of trying to kill their industry with a new set of proposed rates for net metering customers — those who have solar panels at home and sell excess energy back to the utility. Representatives from The Alliance for Solar Choice say the proposal submitted late last week could mean customers would no longer save on utility costs when they install solar panels, once the expense of installing and ...
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VA chief praises SolarCity for hiring military veterans
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Joined today by Rep. Dina Titus on a tour of SolarCity’s North Las Vegas facility, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald praised the company for hiring U.S. military veterans. SolarCity, which has hired about ...
Clean energy advocates in Nevada welcome EPA rule limiting power plant emissions
Clean energy advocates in Nevada welcome EPA rule limiting power plant emissions
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
President Barack Obama sought to mark his legacy on Monday with an ambitious rule that would roll back greenhouse-gas emissions with regulations aiming to curb emissions from ...

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