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PUC refuses to reinstate rebates for LED lights, pool pumps
Friday, February 12, 2016
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada denied NV Energy’s request Friday to bring back two popular energy efficiency programs in Southern Nevada. One lowered the cost of residential LED lights and another helped cover ...
Regulators vote against grandfather clause for existing solar customers
Regulators vote against grandfather clause for existing solar customers
Friday, February 12, 2016
State regulators dealt another blow to the solar industry today after they unanimously approved a ruling that would not allow about 17,000 Nevadans with rooftop solar, some of whom ...
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Big crowds expected for rooftop solar rate vote
Friday, February 12, 2016
Hundreds of people are expected to show up to a Nevada Public Utilities Commission meeting Friday where regulators plan to vote on how to phase in higher rates for existing solar customers — a key struggle in ...
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Clinton: Don’t penalize solar customers by changing rules
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Nine days before the Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is jumping back into the debate over solar energy. Clinton today said she favors an amendment introduced by Sens. Harry Reid and Angus King to regulate rate changes for utility customers who get credits for ...
PUC signals it will stand firm against solar industry on rates
PUC signals it will stand firm against solar industry on rates
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The state’s utility commission, scheduled to issue a highly anticipated order on rooftop solar rates on Friday, filed a draft ruling late Wednesday that suggested it would ...
Report: Nevada’s growing solar industry facing big slowdown
Report: Nevada’s growing solar industry facing big slowdown
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Despite emerging regulatory uncertainty, the solar industry in Nevada employed more workers last year than all states except Massachusetts and California ...
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The war over solar: As major ruling looms in Nevada, here are key factors
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
As many as 1,000 people are expected to be on hand Friday, when the Public Utilities Commission is expected to rule on appeals of a controversial decision on solar energy. With the decision date approaching, here are some of the key factors that will ...
Tesla urges Nevada regulators to nix rate hike for solar customers
Tesla urges Nevada regulators to nix rate hike for solar customers
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
An executive for Tesla Motors is calling on the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to reconsider a decision that increased the fixed service fee solar customers pay NV Energy ...
Governor directs task force to work on rooftop solar policy
Governor directs task force to work on rooftop solar policy
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval is asking an energy task force to take up hot-button issues including rooftop solar rate-setting and the Clean Power Plan. The governor's chief ...
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Regulators hear arguments on grandfathering solar users
Monday, February 8, 2016
Nevada regulators fielded hours of arguments Monday on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be grandfathered into lower rates instead of paying higher ones ...
Time for Sandoval to put solar energy on his can-do agenda
Monday, February 8, 2016
EDITORIAL:
When our governor takes an issue seriously, he gets results. So why has he been silent about an energy source that is a perfect fit for Nevada?
Group proposes ballot measure to break NV Energy’s monopoly
Group proposes ballot measure to break NV Energy’s monopoly
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A group filed a ballot measure today that would create a competitive electricity market in Nevada to effectively end NV Energy’s monopoly ...
Reid measure would shield existing solar customers from rate hikes
Reid measure would shield existing solar customers from rate hikes
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
In an effort to provide federal protections for rooftop solar customers, Sens. Harry Reid and Angus King introduced language that would regulate how utilities could change rates for ...
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3 takeaways: NV Energy’s solar-rate proposal sets stage for more heated debate
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
When NV Energy announced last week that it would introduce a proposal allowing existing solar customers to keep a prior rate structure for a period of up to 20 years, many took it as a sign that existing solar customers would be shielded from bill increases approved by regulators in December. But when the utility filed ...
NV Energy proposes Sept. 10 cutoff for lower solar rates
NV Energy proposes Sept. 10 cutoff for lower solar rates
Monday, February 1, 2016
NV Energy is proposing "grandfathering" existing rooftop solar customers into lower rates if they installed their system or applied for one by Sept. 10, 2015, although it defers to ...

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