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 complaints […]

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-level […]

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 soon […]

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 load […]

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 maker […]

Group aims to bust NV Energy monopoly

By Anjeanette Damon | February 4, 2016 A new coalition has filed an initiative petition to deregulate Nevada’s energy market, a move that would essentially break NV Energy’s monopoly on electricity service. The petition would amend the state constitution to allow Nevada customers “the right to choose their service provider from an open retail market based upon […]

Reid: Nevada must accept assistance for copper pit cleanup

By Senator Harry Reid | February 3, 2016 For many decades, the Anaconda Copper Pit in Yerington has sat as an abandoned cesspool full of toxic substances – a dangerous and unwelcome burden for the people who live and work nearby. The federal government has long offered help in cleaning this highly contaminated site, but the […]

3 takeaways: NV Energy’s solar-rate proposal sets stage for more heated debate

By Daniel Rothberg| February 2, 2016 When NV Energy announced last week that it would introduce a proposal allowing existing solar customers to keep a prior rate structure for a period of up to 20 years, many took it as a sign that existing solar customers would be shielded from bill increases approved by regulators […]

Push made to prohibit utilities from retroactively penalizing solar customers

By Sean Whaley| February 2, 2016 CARSON CITY — A coalition of rooftop solar companies on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to adopt an amendment to an energy bill that would give states the authority to prohibit monopoly utilities from retroactively penalizing customers who invest in solar. The amendment to the Senate energy bill is […]