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May 29, 2017

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MGM Resorts lauded for sustainable energy efforts
Friday, May 26, 2017
MGM Resorts International has received national recognition for its sustainability efforts across multiple resorts. ...
Assembly passes bill to boost state's renewable energy goal
Assembly passes bill to boost state's renewable energy goal
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
A bill that cleared the state Assembly on Wednesday aims to have less than a quarter of Nevada’s energy come from nonrenewable sources by 2040. ...
From storage incentives to rules on windmills, energy measures advance to governor
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Assembly passed the measures Monday to incentivize customers to install solar energy storage systems, research possible targets for utility companies to procure energy storage systems, and ...
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Mercedes-Benz brings a new model (of battery) to U.S. homes
Friday, May 19, 2017
For solar companies, battery storage may provide a lift in a market whose dizzying pace of growth has suddenly slowed, especially for leading installers like SolarCity and Vivint ...
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How the tortoise became politicized
Monday, May 15, 2017
Energy developers, activists for threatened species still searching for a happy medium
The desert tortoise’s lobbyists are well-known to solar developers and the country’s largest utility. They have successfully battled wind farms and rancher Cliven Bundy. As a threatened species, the squat land crawler continually frustrates developers and engages environmentalists as a rallying symbol. After years of litigation, a Virginia-based company confirmed ...
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Hanford tunnel collapse ‘a chilling reminder’ of Yucca risks
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Nevada’s Republican senator says the partially collapsed tunnel at a Washington state nuclear facility Tuesday is a “chilling reminder” of what Nevada could have to deal with at Yucca Mountain. The incident at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation did not cause injuries to workers or allow radiation to escape ...
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Solar industry ‘booming’ as area’s latest project is dedicated near Boulder City
Thursday, April 20, 2017
On a typical bright and sunny day in the desert, conditions perfect for solar energy generation, dignitaries and executives gathered to celebrate the area’s latest solar project, Boulder Solar l. Constructed on 542 acres off U.S. 95 on the outskirts of Boulder City, the 100 megawatt (MW) facility features ...
In a coal and oil moment, solar and wind investing gains steam
In a coal and oil moment, solar and wind investing gains steam
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Alternative energy investments such as wind and solar power have not performed well in recent years. To make matters worse, the Trump administration has opted for ...
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Trio of bills could boost Nevada's clean-energy economy
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Three major clean energy bills were passed through their respective committees this week at the Nevada Legislature to get them a step closer to becoming law ...
Group wants emissions settlement to pay for clean-energy school buses
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A Nevada trust fund whose money was born from an automaker’s cheating on emissions tests should be used to buy clean-energy school buses, a local ...
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NV Energy again meets its renewable energy goals
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
NV Energy has reached its mandated renewable energy goals for the seventh straight year. In a filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, NV Energy reported it achieved ...
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Minority voters overwhelmingly support clean energy policies
Friday, March 31, 2017
Registered Nevada voters from minority communities overwhelmingly support clean energy policies, according to a new study. ...
Why the West is moving away from coal (even with Trump in office)
Why the West is moving away from coal (even with Trump in office)
Monday, March 27, 2017
President Trump has repeatedly pledged to revive the coal industry by rolling back environmental regulations enacted under the Obama administration. Economists argue that while regulations play a role, competitive fuel alternatives are ...
Push to close last Nevada coal plant centers on money
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Sierra Club lawyers who've preached against the environmental evils of coal-burning power plants for decades are trying to force the closure of the last significant one in renewable energy-rich Nevada with arguments based on a different sort of green ...
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Heller, Cortez Masto join in commissioning Moapa solar project
Friday, March 17, 2017
U.S. Sens. Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto might not meet eye to eye on many issues, but when it comes to clean energy the two agree on its importance. The senators appeared together Friday for ...