Nevada must work to stay ahead of curve

By Sig Rogich | February 27, 2016 Since the recession, the renewable energy industry has been a particularly bright spot in Nevada’s economy. Nevada is a regional and national leader on clean energy, ranking third in the nation for solar jobs per capita, second in the nation for utility-scale geothermal energy production, and is generating enoughContinue reading “Nevada must work to stay ahead of curve”

Debate over solar rates simmers in the Nevada desert

By Sam Weber | February 27, 2016 With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Nevada seems like the perfect place for rooftop solar. And with the help of state and federal incentives, the amount of rooftop solar in the state has exploded, increasing by more than 400 percent from 2014 to 2015. But theContinue reading “Debate over solar rates simmers in the Nevada desert”

Hardy rates a ‘zero’ on Environmental Scorecard

Associated Press | February 26, 2016 CARSON CITY — Nevada’s delegation in Washington, D.C., gets mixed results on the annual Environmental Scorecard, just released by the League of Conservation Voters, splitting down party lines. The scorecard says Sen. Dean Heller voted “pro-environment” just eight percent of the time. Democratic Representative Dina Titus got a 94 percentContinue reading “Hardy rates a ‘zero’ on Environmental Scorecard”

Environmental Scorecard Rates Nevada Leaders

By Suzanne Potter | February 25, 2016 CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada’s delegation in Washington, D.C., gets mixed results on the annual Environmental Scorecard, just released by the League of Conservation Voters, splitting down party lines. The scorecard says Senator Dean Heller voted “pro-environment” just eight percent of the time. Democratic Representative Dina Titus got a 94Continue reading “Environmental Scorecard Rates Nevada Leaders”

Nevada governor brings back New Energy Industry Taskforce

By Conor Ryan | February 25, 2016 Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed off on an executive order on Tuesday that will reconvene the New Energy Industry Task Force to assist the governor’s Office of Energy on new measures to support the development of renewable energy and distributed energy resources in Nevada. Sandoval said: “There are fewContinue reading “Nevada governor brings back New Energy Industry Taskforce”

Presidential candidates vie for the Western vote

By Paige Blankenbuehler | February 24, 2016 Reports from last night’s Nevada Republican caucus paint a chaotic picture: a flood of voters overwhelmed the number of ballots on hand, and the ballots themselves were littered with long-gone candidates like Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul. Confused caucus volunteers donned Donald Trump pins and fielded complaintsContinue reading “Presidential candidates vie for the Western vote”

Nevada’s Attorney General files bogus brief on the Clean Power Plan

By Noah Long | February 24, 2016 Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval recently joined 16 other states and a bipartisan coalition of Governors, to commit to advancing clean energy. The accord recognizes the challenge Americans face from climate change: “Current challenges also demand these new energy solutions. Extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, wildfires and sea-levelContinue reading “Nevada’s Attorney General files bogus brief on the Clean Power Plan”

Governors Agree To Clean Up Energy Sector

By Noah Glick | February 17, 2016 Seventeen governors from across the nation have agreed to work together to advance clean, renewable energy initiatives. Under this agreement, states will work together to diversify energy sources, expand clean energy options and modernize infrastructure. Governors have yet to release specific policy details, but their advisors are meeting soonContinue reading “Governors Agree To Clean Up Energy Sector”

Our view: Solar in Nevada – just fix it

Editorial | February 8, 2016 Nevada’s solar power situation is a mess. It is harming the state. The solar industry, NV Energy and the Public Utility Commission need to fix it. The issue heated up last year when it became clear that a limit would be reached on how much of the state’s peak electricity loadContinue reading “Our view: Solar in Nevada – just fix it”

Time for Sandoval to put solar energy on his can-do agenda

Editorial | February 8, 2016 Oh, Gov. Brian Sandoval, the mixed messages you send. We shall reform K-12 education, you said, with a bold funding plan. And so it was done, as you rallied the 2015 Legislature to earmark more than $1 billion for the schooling of our children. We shall entice the cutting-edge electric-car makerContinue reading “Time for Sandoval to put solar energy on his can-do agenda”