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Work begins on $1 billion solar power plant near Primm
Work begins on $1 billion solar power plant near Primm
Friday, September 5, 2014
Construction has begun on a $1 billion solar power generating station in the Mojave Desert that officials say will produce enough electricity to power about 80,000 California homes ...
Commission adopts fracking regulations for Nevada
Commission adopts fracking regulations for Nevada
Sunday, August 31, 2014
The Commission on Mineral Resources' unanimous decision in Elko drew criticism from opponents, who say fracking could lead to water contamination, excessive water consumption and earthquake activity. But supporters ...
The people and politics behind Sen. Harry Reid’s Clean Energy Summit 7.0
The people and politics behind Sen. Harry Reid’s Clean Energy Summit 7.0
Sunday, August 31, 2014
As a young man, Harry Reid discovered a desert oasis not far from his Searchlight home, across the border in Fort Piute, Calif. Water poured out of craggy, volcanic rock. Lily pads and cattails grew. The site ...
Photo: In this May 12, 2013, photo, wind turbines line th
How a wind turbine works
Sunday, August 10, 2014
5-MINUTE EXPERT:
The wind can produce energy. We know that. But how much? At what cost? And is wind energy a solution for Nevada?
Photo: President Barack Obama looks at solar panels at Ne
Potential for renewable energy soaring at Nellis Air Force Base
Sunday, July 27, 2014
A second solar plant would give it the ability to produce 42 percent of its energy cleanly ...
Isolated power outage reported in Spring Valley
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
A Tuesday morning outage left 74 Spring Valley residents without power, according to NV Energy. The outage occurred just...
Power outage strikes northeast valley, affecting 800
Thursday, July 10, 2014
About 800 customers in Sunrise Manor, near Nellis and Lake Mead boulevards, were affected by a power outage Thursday afternoon, according to NV Energy. The outages occurred ...
Power temporarily out for 8,000 NV Energy customers
Monday, July 7, 2014
Some 8,000 customers were left without power for about 30 minutes this afternoon in the area near...
Company announces plan for 2nd solar plant at Nellis AFB
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
A Silicon Valley solar-panel maker is teaming with NV Energy to build another solar plant at Nellis Air Force Base, helping Nevada’s main electric utility move away from...
Schools evacuated after construction workers rupture gas line
Schools evacuated after construction workers rupture gas line
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
gas leak this morning has been repaired, but not before it caused part of Brooks Avenue to be closed and prompted the evacuation of …
Photo: Yucca Mountain is located about 90 miles northwest
Energy Department kills fee meant to fund Yucca Mountain
Thursday, May 15, 2014
A charge for electricity that millions of Americans didn't even know they pay will suddenly disappear Friday, after the Energy Department this week quietly notified utilities across the country that it was suspending its fees for a future nuclear waste dump.
Wind power experts: All things being equal, industry can compete
Friday, May 9, 2014
But given the tax credits given to other energy sources, financing for wind power projects is highly dependent on the production tax credit that expired at the end of 2013.
Why American electricity prices might be going up for good
Why American electricity prices might be going up for good
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The price of electricity has already been rising over the last decade, jumping by double digits in many states. In California, residential electricity prices ...
Photo: Nellis Air Force Base hosts one of the nation's la
NV Energy proposes closures at Reid Gardner in shift from coal to cleaner energy
Thursday, May 1, 2014
After a year of waiting, NV Energy announced a $600 million plan to replace four coal-fired power plants with cleaner energy sources. NV Energy plans to replace ...
Photo: (From Left to Right) State Senator Joyce Woodhouse
Solar company ramps up to bring sun power to Las Vegas
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Almost a year after moving to town, a fast-growing but money-losing Silicon Valley solar-panel installer is ready to bring sun power to Las Vegas. SolarCity Corp. says it’s taking its first orders for residential service in...

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