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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.
Carbon offsetting for Clean Energy Summit? Uhhh, no
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The attendees at this year’s National Clean Energy summit took many a gas-guzzling plane, cab and SUV to make it to Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Resort, where they spent Tuesday comparing notes on the latest commercial technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Sound ironic? Perhaps. But for now, conference organizers suggest, it is just one of the opportunity costs of getting the fledgling clean energy business going.
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Reid's clean energy push boosted with official welcoming of solar panel firm to Las Vegas
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Fresh from his National Clean Energy Summit on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had another green date today, cutting the ribbon to open solar panel developer SolarCity’s new Las Vegas office.
Reid's energy extravaganza also a Democratic fundraising opportunity
Reid's energy extravaganza also a Democratic fundraising opportunity
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
This wasn’t a fundraiser, but it was clear that Democrats at the National Clean Energy Summit at Mandalay Bay could cash in on the plethora of sympathetic supporters there.
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More productive talks, no resolution on planned nuclear waste shipment
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The nation’s energy chief said Tuesday that the federal government is losing millions of dollars every month because Nevada is resisting a shipment of nuclear waste from Tennessee to Nevada.

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