Fresh Ideas: ‘Please, sir, I want more clean energy’

By Anne Macquarie |December 15, 2015

I like to conserve energy — for the sake of my wallet and for the sake of the environment. NV Energy tells me my home uses much less energy than most similar homes in my area. Not bad. But I want to get to 100 percent clean energy, so I’ve been looking into solar.

My roof is shaded by two big spruce trees so solar panels won’t work effectively. I’ve been waiting eagerly for NV Energy’s proposed Solar Subscription Program. In that program, the utility would have purchased power from a new solar array built for the program, and NV Energy customers who subscribed to the program would have paid a small premium on their bill for a share of the electricity generated from the solar array. It would have been perfect for my needs.

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