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Nevada leads country in new clean energy jobs, report finds
Monday, March 16, 2015
Nevada leads the country in clean energy job growth, with more new green jobs announced in 2014 than any other state. Nevada companies announced plans to add ...
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Nevada a hotbed for geothermal activity
Monday, March 16, 2015
5-minute expert:
As of 2013, there were 29 operating geothermal power plants in Nevada producing 518 megawatts of electricity. By 2016, plants producing another 834 megawatts are expected to come online ...
Power outage impacts about 17,000 customers, traps some in elevators
Power outage impacts about 17,000 customers, traps some in elevators
Friday, February 13, 2015
A brief power outage today affected about 17,000 NV Energy customers and left some people stuck in elevators, according to the company and Las Vegas fire department. A cluster of outages ...
Some Southwest Gas customers could be without service for days
Some Southwest Gas customers could be without service for days
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
It could take several days to restore natural gas to all of about 5,000 customers in Henderson who lost service Tuesday afternoon, Southwest Gas officials said. Southwest Gas cut service about ...
Regulators again reject Moapa solar plant; Reid Gardner still set to close this month
Regulators again reject Moapa solar plant; Reid Gardner still set to close this month
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
State regulators quashed NV Energy’s plans to build a 175-megawatt solar farm on the Moapa Band of Paiutes’ Indian Reservation, saying the company was trying to ...
DMV office on Sahara closed because of power failure
DMV office on Sahara closed because of power failure
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Department of Motor Vehicles office on East Sahara Avenue near Fremont Street was closed this afternoon because of electrical problems, a spokesman said. The power went out about ...
NV Energy restores power for 2,100 in southwest valley
NV Energy restores power for 2,100 in southwest valley
Friday, October 17, 2014
A power outage this afternoon in the southwest valley that affected more than 2,100 people has been resolved ...
Power restored for hundreds in western valley
Monday, September 29, 2014
Power has been restored for hundreds of NV Energy customers in the western part of the Las Vegas Valley. According to the NV Energy ...
Federal judge refuses to halt fracking in Nevada
Saturday, September 27, 2014
A federal judge has refused to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing that could harm sage grouse and cause more environmental damage than the Bureau of Land Management admits.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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?
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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...

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