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Sisolak inks bill that dramatically raises state's clean energy standard
Sisolak inks bill that dramatically raises state's clean energy standard
Monday, April 22, 2019
Renewable energy was a centerpiece of Sisolak’s 2018 campaign for governor in which he touted solar projects undertaken during his tenure as chairman of the Clark County ...
Sisolak signs bill raising clean energy standard
Sisolak signs bill raising clean energy standard
Monday, April 22, 2019
Nevada's governor has signed a bill requiring electricity companies to have 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2030 ...
Will Las Vegas leave NV Energy? Debate continues
Will Las Vegas leave NV Energy? Debate continues
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
The city of Las Vegas will continue to weigh leaving NV Energy in search of a better deal with another power provider, the City Council voted today. The city is considering a path taken by ...
Fire causes power outage for small Nevada communities
Fire causes power outage for small Nevada communities
Monday, January 21, 2019
Nearly 16,000 electricity customers from Overton to Mesquite are without electricity after a fire damaged a high-voltage transmission line. The fire was contained Monday, but the Overton Power District No. 5 says the ...
How North Las Vegas is streamlining solar projects
How North Las Vegas is streamlining solar projects
Thursday, December 27, 2018
To keep up with the growing interest in green energy, North Las Vegas has created a program that speeds the permitting process for residential solar projects. The fast-track solar ...
Democrats calling for higher Nevada renewable energy standard
Democrats calling for higher Nevada renewable energy standard
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Democrats are going to introduce a higher renewable energy standard in the 2019 legislative session rather than wait until 2020 for a ballot measure to clear ...
Explaining Ballot Question 3, the Energy Choice Initiative
Explaining Ballot Question 3, the Energy Choice Initiative
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Millions have been spent in Nevada on each side of the Energy Choice Initiative, a measure that passed overwhelmingly in 2016 and could be amended into the state constitution if voters ...
Both sides of busting Nevada’s energy monopoly emphasize consumer protection
Both sides of busting Nevada’s energy monopoly emphasize consumer protection
Monday, September 17, 2018
Question 3:
More than 150 energy plan options cropped up during a recent search of a Texas website that is touted as a model for Nevada and other states considering energy ...
Protesters march to Bureau of Land Management office in Las Vegas
Monday, September 10, 2018
A group of people have marched in Las Vegas to call on the federal government to not open some public lands to oil and gas leasing. The protesters held a rally Monday and then marched to an ...
New Mexico utility seeks to join western energy market
New Mexico utility seeks to join western energy market
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
New Mexico's largest electric utility is asking state regulators for approval to join a wholesale trading market that allows participants in several western states to buy and ...
Ballot measure to restructure energy market spells uncertainty, report says
Thursday, July 19, 2018
A new independent report shows a restructured energy market in Nevada could benefit or hurt consumers, depending on a number of factors. Lawmakers may need to implement consumer protection measures if ...
$1 billion solar farm near Apex could feature battery storage
$1 billion solar farm near Apex could feature battery storage
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Gemini Solar Project will be constructed on 7,100 acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management ...
Renewable energy ballot measure qualifies for Nevada ballot
Renewable energy ballot measure qualifies for Nevada ballot
Friday, July 13, 2018
Nevada voters will be asked this fall if the state should require renewable energy production to increase faster than the current pace. Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announced that the ...
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Lawmakers prepare renewable energy goals for 2019 session
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Voters will be considering several renewable energy questions on the ballot in November, and lawmakers are lining up priorities for bills that will help the state adapt. The Legislature’s interim energy committee is looking at proposals that may become bills in ...
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 ...