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October 23, 2017

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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.”
Photo: Marine Corps Lieutenant General Richard C. Zilmer
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 ...
Photo: Photovoltaic panels are displayed at a Electrical
Sandoval, Reid co-host National Clean Energy Summit at Bellagio
Friday, October 13, 2017
About 380 environmentalists and members of the energy industry are expected to convene at the Bellagio on Friday for the ninth annual National Clean Energy Summit. ...
Power players examine energy from many sides
Monday, October 2, 2017
National Clean Energy Summit returns at a time of heightened debate about the nation’s future
“How do you take full advantage of all the innovation out there? How do you bring it online? How do you deploy it in a way that reduces costs, cleans up the electricity sector and gives consumers more options?” These are the questions that will be explored.
Governors meeting in Las Vegas to discuss clean energy initiatives
Friday, September 29, 2017
Four prominent governors will take the stage together at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. Organizers announced Friday that Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will be joined by ...
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 ...
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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. ...
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 ...
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?