Refuge standoff: Our federal public servants deserve better

By Rocky Barker | January 28, 2016 BURNS, ORE. – When a longtime U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee returned here from his Christmas holiday, he immediately was ordered to take his family and leave. “We had heard there was going to be a Fish and Wildlife Service person taken hostage,” explained Jason Holm, assistant regional director […]

Did solar lobbying tactics sow the seeds of the Nevada net metering controversy?

By Herman K. Trabish | January 28, 2016 Only a nascent solar market less than two years ago, debates in Nevada over net metering policies have captured the attention of utilities and renewable energy advocates nationwide at the beginning of 2016. At the end of December, utility regulators issued a decision calling for reforms to […]

Who Owns the Sun?

By Noah Buhayar | January 28, 2016 Outside the Public Utilities Commission office, which is on the second floor of a modern, three-story building about 7 miles from the Strip in Las Vegas, a chorus of women are shouting to the tune of a Beastie Boys classic: “We’re gonna fight … for our right … to go soooolar!” It’s […]