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Energy Department kills fee meant to fund Yucca Mountain
Thursday, May 15, 2014
A charge for electricity that millions of Americans didn't even know they pay will suddenly disappear Friday, after the Energy Department this week quietly notified utilities across the country that it was suspending its fees for a future nuclear waste dump.
Wind power experts: All things being equal, industry can compete
Friday, May 9, 2014
But given the tax credits given to other energy sources, financing for wind power projects is highly dependent on the production tax credit that expired at the end of 2013.
Why American electricity prices might be going up for good
Why American electricity prices might be going up for good
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The price of electricity has already been rising over the last decade, jumping by double digits in many states. In California, residential electricity prices ...
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NV Energy proposes closures at Reid Gardner in shift from coal to cleaner energy
Thursday, May 1, 2014
After a year of waiting, NV Energy announced a $600 million plan to replace four coal-fired power plants with cleaner energy sources. NV Energy plans to replace ...
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Solar company ramps up to bring sun power to Las Vegas
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Almost a year after moving to town, a fast-growing but money-losing Silicon Valley solar-panel installer is ready to bring sun power to Las Vegas. SolarCity Corp. says it’s taking its first orders for residential service in...
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Apple shows off new Nevada facilities and efforts to shrink carbon footprint
Monday, April 21, 2014
NV Energy asks for OK to join California power sharing system
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
NV Energy is proposing to join a California system that will allow it to share power with ...
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Hillary Clinton to speak at Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas
Friday, April 11, 2014
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, chief conference sponsor Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today. Clinton has been an outspoken advocate for...
Committee pushing green energy learns solar system down on its garage
Committee pushing green energy learns solar system down on its garage
Monday, April 7, 2014
A Nevada legislative committee promoting the use of more green energy found out today that a solar system atop its own garage has been shut down for the last four months with a mechanical problem. It was revealed today...
Company pulls plug on gasification plant in NLV
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The company behind a proposed gasification plant that would turn waste into electricity in North Las Vegas has withdrawn its application from the city due to concerns from residents who live near the proposed site.
Feds give green light to solar project near Primm
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Department of Interior approved construction plans for a 250-megawatt solar facility Wednesday, to be located outside of Primm.
Quantum leap or pollution pit? Concerns over trash-to-energy plant coming to a head in NLV
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Residents will have a chance to voice their concerns at a meeting next month
An innovative plan to turn trash into electricity has left the city of North Las Vegas facing a careful balancing act. On one side is a major economic development opportunity for the struggling city — a proposed $115 million plant that would provide 280 new jobs.
Consumer group protests planned closing of utility's NLV walk-in office
Thursday, February 13, 2014
The state Bureau of Consumer Protection wants utilities regulators to stop Nevada Power Co. from a proposal to close its walk-in service center in North Las Vegas on April 1. The North Las Vegas location is the last walk-in center operated by Nevada Power and its sister Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno.
NV Energy announces completion of 231-mile transmission line
Thursday, January 23, 2014
A year behind schedule, NV Energy’s ON Line project connecting Northern and Southern Nevada electric systems is complete, officials said today. The 231-mile, half-billion-dollar transmission line runs from the Harry Allen Generating Station north of Las Vegas to the Robinson Summit Substation near Ely.
Photo: Solar panels are shown at a solar photovoltaic fie
With solar panels, Henderson synagogue reaches out to a higher power
Monday, January 13, 2014
It’s hard not to notice Congregation Ner Tamid’s newest environmental project. Stretched across a gravel lot next to the temple is a football field’s length of metallic solar panels soaking in the sun. The panels are visible to any driver passing the temple on the 215 Beltway or Valle Verde Drive. It’s the largest solar energy project for a nonprofit in Henderson, and the congregation’s message to passers-by is that the future is here.

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