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September 23, 2017

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Tariff case moving forward, despite solar industry objections
Friday, September 22, 2017
A trade case pursuing solar product tariffs is moving forward after a commission found that imports had injured the domestic solar cell industry, a move that opponents say ...
Pahrump utility sells transmission lines to Dallas company
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Valley Electric Association, a Pahrump-based utility, announced today it has sold its 230-kilovolt transmission system to GridLiance, a Dallas-based operator of transmission systems, for ...
Trade case opponents warn that a solar cell tariff would raise costs
Trade case opponents warn that a solar cell tariff would raise costs
Friday, September 15, 2017
A trade commission is expected to decide next week whether to proceed with a case that could lead to tariffs on solar cells. The tariffs would make solar panels more expensive and ...
Power lines to connect Wyoming wind energy to Las Vegas
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Construction on transmission lines to connect energy generated from wind farms in southern Wyoming to southwestern states is planned to begin in 2019. Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported today that the TransWest Express Transmission Project is ...
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Yucca Mountain panel shows divide between state, rural counties
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Community:
A nuclear waste summit in Las Vegas brought Nevada’s opposition to a proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository up against rural counties' calls for hearing the science behind the project. Yucca Mountain is in Nye County, which stands with eight other rural counties in calling for the licensing process to ...
State’s chief Yucca critic: It’s ‘almost a religious controversy now’
State’s chief Yucca critic: It’s ‘almost a religious controversy now’
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Q+A:
The once-mothballed proposal for a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository looks to be heading for a revival and will be a part of discussions at this week’s Radwaste Summit in Las Vegas. Robert J. Halstead, executive director of ...
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UNLV students prepare house to compete in solar decathlon
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Building a house with no prior experience is tough enough, but imagine constructing one knowing that you would soon have to split it into multiple parts and transport it out of state. That is just part of the challenge that 30 UNLV students face as they prepare for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2017 competition next month. The winning school takes home $300,000. ...
The health of our infrastructure: How Nevada ranks and what improvements are on the horizon
The health of our infrastructure: How Nevada ranks and what improvements are on the horizon
Monday, August 21, 2017
On its 2014 Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Nevada a C- overall. But this year, ASCE representatives told legislators that the state is “on the right track,” noting improvements in highways, the renewable energy portfolio and use of drone technology. How healthy are Nevada’s bones?
Gore to give keynote at US clean energy summit in Las Vegas
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Former Vice President Al Gore has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a national clean energy summit ...
Trash-to-fuel dream of ‘Back to the Future’ becoming reality at Reno biorefinery
Sunday, August 13, 2017
The garbage-to-fuel idea of "Back to the Future" will soon become a reality when a biorefinery — the first of its kind in the United States — is constructed at the Reno-Tahoe Industrial Center
Senate OKs Trump's pick for No. 2 job at Energy Department
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Nevada's Heller and Cortez Masto vote against confirmation
The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's choice to be the Energy Department's No. 2 official, even as a Republican senator vowed to block the Trump administration's plans to revive the long-stalled ...
Nevada representatives propose nixing Yucca funding from House bill
Nevada representatives propose nixing Yucca funding from House bill
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Nevada representatives are pushing amendments to a House appropriations bill to nix $120 million in funding to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project. ...
 Senate appropriations bill moves without Yucca money
Senate appropriations bill moves without Yucca money
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
A request for $120 million to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project is going unheard for the moment in the Senate as an appropriations bill moves forward without the funding. ...
Harry Reid, Sandoval push bipartisan energy effort
Harry Reid, Sandoval push bipartisan energy effort
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Two key players in the Republican and Democratic parties in Nevada are teaming up to host a clean-energy talk as the White House abandons a worldwide agreement to curb climate change and ...
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How solar events affect power generation
Monday, July 3, 2017
5-MINUTE EXPERT:
Solar energy efficiency varies with the weather. Utilities are used to that. And in Nevada, cloudy days are few and far between. But what happens to solar energy when Earth is hit by a more disruptive event? In August, a solar eclipse is expected to interfere with solar power in Nevada and several other ...