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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.
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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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Five ways to ‘green’ your home — and save money
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Turning off the lights. Unplugging electronics. Closing the blinds on a blazing-hot day. Those are the hallmarks of energy conservationism, slight changes in behavior that can reduce energy consumption and save money. With a little extra investment, however, homeowners can decrease their energy use even more with simple energy-efficient upgrades. “Energy efficiency is really simple stuff you can do in your home without spending much,” said Denee Evans, executive director of HomeFree Nevada, a nonprofit that seeks to improve energy efficiency and conservation in Nevada homes.
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Next generation of biofuels is still years away
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The first trickle of fuels made from agricultural waste is finally winding its way into the nation's energy supply, after years of broken promises and hype promoting a next-generation fuel source cleaner than oil.
NV Energy says joining energy partnership 'may benefit' its customers
NV Energy says joining energy partnership 'may benefit' its customers
Thursday, November 7, 2013
After more than a year of study, NV Energy says it “may” have a new way to help customers.
NV Energy-Buffett deal likely to raise rates, state officials warn
NV Energy-Buffett deal likely to raise rates, state officials warn
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Utilities: Nevadans already 'paying very high electricity rates'
The state Bureau of Consumer Protection says the plan to sell NV Energy to billionaire Warren Buffett is not in the public interest and could generate higher rates for consumers.
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Former NM Gov. Bill Richardson joins board of Henderson company
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has joined the board of directors of a Henderson clean-energy company.
Power temporarily knocked out for more than 1,500
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Power has been restored for more than 1,500 people after an outage this morning near Lake Mead Boulevard and Comstock Drive.
NV Energy likely to lose blockade of another company's plan to power Creech Air Force Base
Monday, September 23, 2013
NV Energy appears to be about to lose its fight to be the direct source of electricity to Creech Air Force Base north of Las Vegas.
NV Energy could break promise to close coal plants by 2014
NV Energy could break promise to close coal plants by 2014
Thursday, September 19, 2013
In the midst of a high stakes effort to pass a major piece of energy legislation earlier this year, NV Energy promised Nevadans it would begin eliminating its coal-fired power plants on a tight schedule starting next year.
New energy director named
Thursday, September 12, 2013
An executive with a geothermal energy company has been named director of the state Office of Energy by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
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UNLV students' sustainable housing model nearly ready for global competition
Monday, September 2, 2013
After months of battling triple-digit temperatures and severe thunderstorms, UNLV students are nearing completion on a house powered entirely by the sun. Armed with a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and matching funds from NV Energy, UNLV has high hopes of winning Solar Decathlon.
Reid Gardner plant discussion turns to how much consumers should pay
Reid Gardner plant discussion turns to how much consumers should pay
Monday, August 26, 2013
Shutting down the coal-fired Reid Gardner power plant in Southern Nevada and getting additional power sources could cost an estimated $1 billion, according to the state Bureau of Consumer Affairs.

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