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April 29, 2016

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Nevada’s Sandoval, 16 other governors announce clean energy, transportation agreement
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
A coalition of 17 governors, including Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, have joined to promote clean energy and transportation and to build a better electrical grid. Govs. Jay Inslee of Washington, Jerry Brown of California and ...
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 ...
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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 ...
NV Energy: Let existing solar customers keep old rate for 20 years
NV Energy: Let existing solar customers keep old rate for 20 years
Friday, February 5, 2016
After NV Energy was accused of waffling on a plan to shield thousands of rooftop solar customers from a rate increase, it has ...
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Why Nevada legislators are mostly staying out of the fray on solar energy
Friday, February 5, 2016
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Despite lobbying by rooftop solar companies to restore lower rates for their customers, Nevada legislators appear reluctant to step in. Why? Because while several agree that existing customers should get to keep their old rates, they're awaiting a decision from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on the issue that could determine ...
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Las Vegas summit: Water technologies among keys to sustainability
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
When MGM Resorts set out to build Park — its eight-acre promenade that will connect New York-New York and Monte Carlo — the company made water conservation a top priority ...
Solar energy battles: Who owns the sun?
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Outside the Public Utilities Commission office, which is on the second floor of a modern, three-story building about 7 miles from the Strip in Las Vegas, a chorus of women are shouting to the tune of ...
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As ‘Week of Water’ events begin, experts see potential for Southern Nevada
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Although Southern Nevada sits in one of the world’s most parched climates, it’s also poised to become a world leader in the technology and policy needed to keep water flowing. As experts convent in Las Vegas for a pair of conferences on water ...
Cloudy forecast: Nevada solar rulings spur concerns about chilling effect on investment
Cloudy forecast: Nevada solar rulings spur concerns about chilling effect on investment
Friday, January 22, 2016
The hope of a thriving solar industry in Nevada is fading, as companies have scaled back in reaction to a recent ruling by utility regulators establishing new fees for ...
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Community groups team up to champion Las Vegas’ outdoor offerings
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Most associate having a good time in Las Vegas with casinos, clubs and other entertainment. However, an abundance of things to do exists beyond the tourist corridor ...
Rebates for LED lights, energy efficient equipment in jeopardy
Rebates for LED lights, energy efficient equipment in jeopardy
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
NV Energy challenging utilities panel over program cuts
On the same day in December that the Public Utilities Commission voted to increase bills for solar customers, it dealt another blow to the state’s renewable energy efforts ...
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Poll: Nevada voters support solar power, fear for the Colorado River
Monday, January 11, 2016
Ninety-one percent of Nevada voters said low levels of water in the state was a problem, and 70 percent believed that the Colorado River was at risk, according to ...
Nevada critics lose again in grouse fight; July trial looms
Saturday, January 9, 2016
A federal judge has rejected a rural Nevada water district's latest attempt to expedite construction of a storage tank in greater sage grouse habitat near the Utah line in a legal battle now expected to drag into the summer.
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Militia members occupy U.S. building in Oregon after protest
Saturday, January 2, 2016
A peaceful protest Saturday in support of an eastern Oregon ranching family facing jail time for arson was followed shortly afterward by an occupation of a building at a national wildlife refuge.
State report: Rainfall caused fire at Beatty dump
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Heavy rains caused an industrial fire at the low-level radioactive waste disposal site near Beatty in October, the state Department of Public Safety said today. There were no injuries and ...