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Regulators give preliminary OK to solar plant
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The state Public Utilities Commission today gave preliminary approval to a company to build a 200-megawatt solar generating facility 15 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The approval was granted on the condition that ...
Regulators deny Switch application to leave NV Energy
Regulators deny Switch application to leave NV Energy
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
In a decision that could impact some of the state’s most influential businesses, the Public Utilities Commission denied an application for a Las Vegas tech company to purchase and ...
What the PUC decision on Switch means for Nevada
What the PUC decision on Switch means for Nevada
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Today the Public Utilities Commission will make its final decision on whether Switch can sever ties with NV Energy to produce and purchase power without ...
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Still buzzing: Why energy debates will be hot this summer in Nevada
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The 2015 Nevada legislative session is over, but debates on solar and wind power, NV Energy and Western power production are as alive as ever. There’s little doubt regulators will be busy this summer as energy policy is debated in the coming months. Here are the issues that are ...
PUC at odds on Switch after last-minute proposal is issued
PUC at odds on Switch after last-minute proposal is issued
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The three-member Public Utilities Commission heads into a controversial vote on Wednesday with conflicting opinions and one swing vote that will ultimately decide if ...
PUC to deny Switch’s plan to split from NV Energy
PUC to deny Switch’s plan to split from NV Energy
Monday, June 8, 2015
In a decision that’s likely to have a ripple effect in Nevada’s energy marketplace, the Public Utilities Commission has ruled that Switch cannot produce and purchase power ...
On target issues, Nevada lawmakers had some hits, some misses
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Education funding was a big hit for this year's Legislature. What else did lawmakers get right? And where did they fail?
Legislature OKs casino-backed emergency bill on energy policy
Legislature OKs casino-backed emergency bill on energy policy
Monday, June 1, 2015
Using an emergency bill in the final hours of the session, the casino industry won a hearing to debate the number of large-scale solar facilities NV Energy will build in ...
New Nevada solar projects’ output to rival nearby plant
New Nevada solar projects’ output to rival nearby plant
Monday, June 1, 2015
Three solar projects in the Dry Lake area in southern Nevada have been approved, marking the Interior Department's first grouped approval on public land that it had already blessed for such use. Once complete ...
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Hydropower: A dam good energy source
Monday, June 1, 2015
5-minute expert:
Hydropower, derived from falling or running water, is the oldest renewable energy technology in existence and the United States’ largest source of renewable electricity. Last year, hydropower accounted for about 6 percent of total U.S. electricity generation and 52 percent of generation from all renewables. But it could produce even more. Only 3 percent of the 80,000 dams in the United States make electricity. Most were constructed for ...
Solar bill close to landing on Sandoval’s desk
Solar bill close to landing on Sandoval’s desk
Friday, May 29, 2015
The Assembly passed the measure, SB374, by a 41-1 vote — displaying a strong harmony after months of conflict over raising the solar cap ...
NV Energy fights to keep rooftop solar from cutting into its profit
NV Energy fights to keep rooftop solar from cutting into its profit
Monday, May 25, 2015
The future of solar energy in Nevada is at stake in a furious battle that likely won’t be resolved as the 2015 state legislative session nears an end next month. Solar advocates, Nevada businesses and solar industry reps are pushing for more rooftop solar, saying it’s unfair to ...
MGM joins Wynn, Sands and Switch in effort to buy power without NV Energy
MGM joins Wynn, Sands and Switch in effort to buy power without NV Energy
Thursday, May 21, 2015
MGM Resorts International filed an application with the Public Utilities Commission on Thursday to purchase power without the state’s dominant utility, NV Energy. MGM is one of the utility’s largest ...
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Solar industry buys statewide TV ads urging lawmakers to raise solar cap
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The six-figure ad buy, paid for by The Alliance for Solar Choice, will air throughout Nevada starting today and is the latest attempt by the rooftop solar industry to draw attention to a debate that’s already sparked public outcry and a wave of lobbying in the Republican-controlled Legislature ...
Compromise between NV Energy, solar in works as lawmakers vet bill
Compromise between NV Energy, solar in works as lawmakers vet bill
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
After months of intense lobbying between the solar industry and NV Energy, lawmakers debated how the state should raise a controversial solar cap and increase ...

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