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Searchlight wind project headed for regulatory approval
Saturday, July 6, 2013
A large wind energy project near Searchlight that would cost an estimated $500 million is headed for approval by the state Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday.
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks du
Mandalay Bay announces plan to build country's 2nd largest rooftop solar array
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
MGM Resorts International announced today it intends to blanket the rooftop of one of its Strip properties with tens of thousands of solar panels. The solar array atop Mandalay Bay Resort’s convention center would be the country’s second largest rooftop solar project if completed on schedule in early 2014.
Photo: Nevada Power's Reid Gardner coal-fired plant is sh
The anatomy of a legislative power play: How NV Energy will exit coal and make money doing it
Sunday, June 30, 2013
LEGISLATURE 2013:
How Nevada's new state law mandating NV Energy exit the coal business came to being illustrates how money, business interests and the right friends will dictate energy cost and policy for every Nevadan for the next decade. And U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson led the charge.
With heat on, NV Energy employs 'peakers' to help keep us cool
With heat on, NV Energy employs 'peakers' to help keep us cool
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Supplementary power generators part of utility's strategy during peak demand periods
With weekend temperatures threatening to reach record-breaking numbers, it’s no surprise that NV Energy technicians have a plan to keep up with projected and equally record-breaking energy demands. What’s interesting, however, is how they plan to do it.
Photo: Wind turbine blades from the Vestas manufacturing
Planned wind farm near Searchlight clears another hurdle
Thursday, June 20, 2013
A proposed major wind energy project near Searchlight has moved a step closer to approval by the state Public Utilities Commission.
Las Vegas waives energy efficiency standards for older buildings
Las Vegas waives energy efficiency standards for older buildings
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Renovating and rehabilitating older buildings in downtown Las Vegas will be a bit easier and cheaper after the city council voted Wednesday to relax its energy efficiency standards.
Plan to ease green requirements for buildings spurs colorful debate
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Las Vegas City Council:
A debate over just how energy efficient buildings in Las Vegas should be has people on both sides of the issue seeing green.
Company dumps big Laughlin solar project, says market won’t support it
Company dumps big Laughlin solar project, says market won’t support it
Friday, June 14, 2013
A Chinese-backed company is pulling the plug on a multibillion-dollar solar project near Laughlin after it was unable to find customers for the power that would have been generated there, a Clark County spokesman said Friday.
Lack of competition is bad news for ratepayers
Saturday, June 8, 2013
OTHER VOICES:
As CEO of a company that owns two gas-fired power plants in North Las Vegas, I want to invest in the Nevada economy. I want to hire contractors, pay taxes and provide as many jobs as possible. But if Senate Bill 123 is signed into law, those things will become difficult, if not impossible. Worse, companies like mine may go out of business.
For clean energy summit, a national focus through state initiatives
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Sen. Harry Reid and John Podesta, head of the Center for American Progress, said Thursday the upcoming sixth annual National Energy Summit in Las Vegas would yield innovative ideas to improve the sustainability and resilience of the national energy grid.
Photo: A view of the new city hall before the building's
Proposal to relax city's energy code conflicts with state law, Attorney General's Office says
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
A proposal to relax the city's building energy codes to make renovating older buildings cheaper for business owners has hit a snag after the Attorney General's Office found the changes conflict with state statute.
Las Vegas should stick with its energy code
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
OTHER VOICES:
If ever there was a case to call a proposed ordinance a rotten apple, that case is at hand with one on Wednesday’s Las Vegas City Council agenda.
If Buffett buys NV Energy, will customers trust the company more?
If Buffett buys NV Energy, will customers trust the company more?
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
When retiree Shelley Chin taught junior high school in Henderson, she told her students about people like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, billionaire businessmen whose hard work paid off big.
Photo: NV Energy's Reid Gardner power station near Moapa
NV Energy bill wins passage, signaling state's shift from coal
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Legislature 2013: Opponents fear a weakening of regulatory oversight, exposure to higher rates for customers
Legislators have officially moved Nevada out of the coal business. In a vote Monday night, the Assembly approved a shift away from coal-fired power plants and mandated investment in renewable energy and natural gas.
Lone legislator makes last-ditch effort to change major energy bill
Lone legislator makes last-ditch effort to change major energy bill
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Legislature 2013:
Assemblyman Ira Hansen failed today to amend a major energy bill in a manner that he said would protect Nevadans from higher energy bills.

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