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June 19, 2018

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Photo: Sen, Dean Heller (R-Nev) speaks during a media bri
Heller joins legislative fight to repeal Trump's solar tariffs
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Two U.S. senators from western states want to repeal President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported solar panels, saying the higher taxes on ...
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NV Energy to submit plans for $2 billion in solar, storage projects
Thursday, May 31, 2018
A solar project on Moapa Band of Paiutes land is part of a $2 billion plan by NV Energy and investors that may hinge on whether Nevada adopts its energy choice initiative. NV Energy plans to submit plans Friday to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada ...
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Amazon's North Las Vegas facility features rooftop solar array
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Amazon took the next step in powering its worldwide company operations with renewable energy on Tuesday by launching a 1.1-megawatt solar rooftop installation on ...
Photo: On Feb. 7, 2018, Las Vegas-based Switch announced
Switch announces big Gigawatt 1 joint solar project
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Switch plans to build the single largest solar project portfolio in the country in Nevada, the technology infrastructure company based out of Las Vegas announced today. In a partnership with Capital Dynamics, the second-largest owner of ...
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Moapa tribal leader who led charge against Reid Gardner coal plant dies at 44
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
A longtime environmental advocate who played a crucial role in shutting down one of the last remaining coal power plants in Nevada died last week ...
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Wynn’s Paradise Park to be powered by solar energy
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Paradise Park, casino mogul Steve Wynn’s planned multiuse development behind his Strip hotels, will be powered exclusively by renewable energy, Wynn Resorts announced today. The park will be ...
Trump's solar tariffs are clouding the industry's future
Trump's solar tariffs are clouding the industry's future
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Tariffs on imported solar panels could raise the cost of solar power in the years ahead, slowing adoption of the technology and costing jobs. Donald Trump has long championed trade barriers as a way to ...
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2 new solar plants boost Switch operations, state's clean energy outlook
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Working toward Switch’s goal to have its data centers be 100 percent powered by renewable energy, the commissioning of a pair of solar projects on Monday represented a huge step forward. Switch Stations 1 and 2, at the Apex industrial park north of Las Vegas, were ...
Renewable energy is surging. The Republican tax bill could curtail that
Renewable energy is surging. The Republican tax bill could curtail that
Friday, December 8, 2017
Politics:
The Republican tax bills moving through Congress could significantly hobble the United States’ renewable energy industry because of a series of provisions that scale back ...
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Sinatra Living is sustainably sexy: UNLV impresses in Solar Decathlon
Sunday, October 29, 2017
About 60 students specializing in architecture, engineering, health sciences or hospitality took part in the project, spending two years dreaming up and constructing a full-size, solar-powered house.
Valley Electric is charging forward to connect rural Nevada
Valley Electric is charging forward to connect rural Nevada
Friday, October 27, 2017
When the Valley Electric Association connected Beatty to a fiber-optic circuit in September, it had implications beyond education, including ...
Energy, climate expert says there's reason for optimism — despite Trump
Energy, climate expert says there's reason for optimism — despite Trump
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
SUN INTERVIEW:
The answer to climate change and energy is complicated, Samantha Gross says, and lies somewhere deep between the extremes. One size doesn’t fit all because ...
Governors bullish on battery storage as boon to solar energy
Governors bullish on battery storage as boon to solar energy
Saturday, October 14, 2017
National Clean Energy Summit:
"You see all the solar generation that we have here, and when you put that together with the storage, that’s going to be fabulous for Las Vegas.”
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Renewable energy critical for national security, panelists say
Friday, October 13, 2017
In a war zone, solar panels or wind turbines might not sound like critical needs. But when Marine Lt. Gen. Richard C. Zilmer was fighting in Iraq in 2006, he realized that renewable energy sources were a life-and-death priority. ...
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Moniz: U.S. needs ‘consent-based process’ for nuclear waste storage
Friday, October 13, 2017
A consent-based process is needed when it comes to disposing of the country’s spent nuclear fuel, says former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. Moniz, who served under the Obama administration and was part of ...