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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.
Commission's vote to oppose NV Energy bill 'ticks off' legislator
Commission's vote to oppose NV Energy bill 'ticks off' legislator
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Utilities:
The state Public Utilities Commission today said NV Energy’s bill in the Nevada Legislature to close the Reid-Gardner coal-powered plant was fatally flawed and would not protect Las Vegas customers from higher rates.
State receives $20 million grant for solar research
Monday, May 13, 2013
Education: Harry Reid calls grant 'another important step toward a more sustainable energy future'
Nevada’s top higher education officials announced Monday that the state has won a $20 million grant to sponsor a large-scale research project on solar energy and water.
Bill in Legislature would cut loopholes out of Nevada's renewable energy standards
Monday, May 6, 2013
LEGISLATURE 2013:
Legislators are pushing a bill that would remove loopholes from Nevada’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, which mandates that 25 percent of Nevada’s energy will come from renewable sources by 2025. Loopholes are provisions allowing energy companies such as NV Energy to meet the standard through measures other than actual renewable energy production.
NV Energy posts $21.5 million profit as it cuts costs
Friday, May 3, 2013
Despite a dip in revenue, NV Energy nearly doubled its first-quarter profit this year.
Las Vegas flips the switch on 15,000 solar panels
Las Vegas flips the switch on 15,000 solar panels
Thursday, April 18, 2013
With the flip of a switch, Las Vegas city officials today celebrated the powering up of 15,000 new solar panels that will provide energy to a nearby wastewater treatment plant.
Senate committee considers bill aimed at lowering NV Energy rates
Saturday, April 6, 2013
There are bills floating around in the Legislature to raise the rates of electric users in Nevada, but a Senate committee considered a plan Saturday to reportedly reduce rates for customers of NV Energy.
Consumer watchdog: NV Energy plan will drive up rates, guarantee profits
Consumer watchdog: NV Energy plan will drive up rates, guarantee profits
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A new initiative unveiled today by NV Energy calls for a major shift from unpopular and increasingly expensive coal production to cleaner types of energy. But at what price? The Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection says that rates would rise precipitously under NV Energy’s proposal to replace its coal plants.
NV Energy to decommission coal plants, shift to gas and renewables
NV Energy to decommission coal plants, shift to gas and renewables
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
NV Energy will roll out a major policy initiative Wednesday, announcing that it will shutter its coal-fired plants, increase investment in renewable energy and create thousands of construction jobs over the next 12 years.
President of renewable energy organization resigning
Friday, March 29, 2013
Walt Borland, who has served as the president and CEO of the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization since 2011, is resigning.
NV Energy faces $43,000 fine in lineman’s death
NV Energy faces $43,000 fine in lineman’s death
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
When NV Energy lineman trainee Herbie Goforth III climbed 75 feet to work on a transmission tower in September, he was set up for disaster, an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found.
Renewable energy bill raises concerns of higher rates for consumers
Friday, March 15, 2013
Electric companies would be required in the future to supply more solar, wind and geothermal power to their customers under a bill introduced in the Senate.
Photo: Wind turbine blades from the Vestas manufacturing
Wind farm near Searchlight gets OK, could power 70,000 homes
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A major renewable energy project for 87 wind turbines on federal land near Searchlight received government approval Wednesday. The wind farm would cover about 160 acres of a 19,000 acre piece of Bureau of Land Management property west of Searchlight.

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