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October 19, 2018

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...