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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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo: In this May 2, 2011, file photo, Warren Buffett, c
Let's remember: Warren Buffett's power play is to make money
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Shouts of joy rang out among Nevada’s political elite on the news that an entity owned by famed investor Warren Buffett is buying the state’s electric monopoly, NV Energy.
Sandoval defends Public Utilities Commission after Reid's criticism
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday defended the Public Utilities Commission — a regulatory panel he appoints — after U.S. Sen. Harry Reid described it as a "little bureaucracy" with too much power over the energy market in Nevada.
NV Energy operations unlikely to change with purchase by Warren Buffett company
NV Energy operations unlikely to change with purchase by Warren Buffett company
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Yackira expects to remain as CEO, doesn't foresee layoffs
Next time you pay your power bill, just send the check to Warren Buffett. The billionaire investor’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. reached a $5.6 billion cash deal to acquire NV Energy.
Harry Reid lambastes PUC for standing in the way of NV Energy bill
Harry Reid lambastes PUC for standing in the way of NV Energy bill
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid lambasted the Nevada Public Utilities Commission this week, accusing the energy regulators of trying to scuttle a bill before the state Legislature that would require NV Energy to stop using coal to produce electricity.

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