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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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Officials calling Nevada solar future bright under EPA rules
Monday, August 3, 2015
Several Nevada government and business leaders said Monday they see a bright future for renewable energy projects in the state under federal rules tightening pollution controls for greenhouse gas emissions from ...
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Solar industry growing too fast for power company, state law to keep up
Monday, August 3, 2015
The battle between residential rooftop solar companies and NV Energy has pervaded the Las Vegas Valley this summer. Like a family bickering over whether the temperature is too hot or too cold, NV Energy and ...
What Clinton’s renewable-energy proposal means for Nevada
What Clinton’s renewable-energy proposal means for Nevada
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton wants to install more than half a billion solar panels across the nation. As Nevada has seen, solar panels generate more than just electricity ...
Switch’s power play is a win for both sides
Switch’s power play is a win for both sides
Monday, July 27, 2015
Switch would stay with the utility. In exchange, NV Energy would charge Switch a premium to install a 100-megawatt solar array 15 miles north of Las Vegas, to be named ...
Solar employees storm Public Utilities Commission
Solar employees storm Public Utilities Commission
Friday, July 17, 2015
With less than four weeks remaining before consumers max out the state’s cap on new rooftop solar installation, dozens of solar employees stormed the Public Utilities Commission this morning to ask regulators to ...
Poll: 75 percent of Nevada voters want state to promote renewable energy
Poll: 75 percent of Nevada voters want state to promote renewable energy
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Nevadans want their state government to promote clean energy. Nearly 75 percent of respondents in a new poll said it would be appropriate for the government to promote the development and use of ...
Switch and NV Energy strike deal to end battle
Switch and NV Energy strike deal to end battle
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Settlement calls for major new solar array in North Las Vegas
After more than eight months of debate, Las Vegas data center company Switch and NV Energy have reached a compromise that will keep the tech firm as a customer of ...
Switch, casino efforts to leave NV Energy part of nationwide trend
Switch, casino efforts to leave NV Energy part of nationwide trend
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
When the economy crashed in 2007, companies across the country scrambled to cut their power bills. They reduced costs by investing in renewables, energy efficiency programs and ...
Solar companies say NV Energy misled them on cap limit
Solar companies say NV Energy misled them on cap limit
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Less than two months after solar companies and NV Energy reached a compromise on a controversial energy policy, the two groups are rehashing their battle. The Alliance for Solar Choice filed ...
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Bright ideas: New regulations pave way for solar energy
Monday, July 6, 2015
Experts are optimistic solar power can eventually compete with traditional energy sources
The state basks in an average 250 sunny days a year, and the push to turn our clear skies and sun rays into energy grows every year. In fact, Las Vegas is the third-sunniest city in the country and ranks third in solar energy produced per capita. Stephen Brown, director of UNLV’s Center for Economic and Business Research, says commercial solar power in Nevada is more economically viable than other renewables, such as wind power, but still has a long way to go to be ...
Switch appeals PUC decision on leaving NV Energy
Switch appeals PUC decision on leaving NV Energy
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Less than a month after regulators denied its application to create and purchase power without NV Energy, Las Vegas tech company Switch filed a petition asking ...
Power outages impact more than 2,300 NV Energy customers
Monday, June 22, 2015
A power outage in the northwest valley affected more than 2,200 NV Energy customers this morning, a company spokesman said. The outage, reported at 9:54 a.m. near North Fort Apache and Elkhorn roads, impacted ...
Sandoval announces electric car chargers between Las Vegas, Reno
Sandoval announces electric car chargers between Las Vegas, Reno
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Hoping to attract millennials and eco-conscious tourists to rural parts of Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval is announcing a plan to install electric car charging stations at regular intervals on the lonely stretch of road between ...

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