Nevada Legislature

Deadline Day: What Survived and What Died in #NVLeg This Week

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Another day, another deadline… Except that this was no ordinary deadline. Due to the constrained schedule of the Nevada Legislature, the vast majority of bills

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New RPS bill will make Nevada a clean energy leader

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By Elspeth DiMarzio, Sierra Club - Beyond Coal Campaign This year is the 20th anniversary of the state’s first renewable portfolio standard (RPS) bill. In

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Nevadans Speak Out on Federal Methane Rules

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Before he left office, President Barack Obama oversaw the drafting of two rules to regulate the waste of methane gas. President Donald Trump and Republican

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The Monumental Fight to Protect Nevada’s Public Lands

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This week, President Donald Trump is ordering a review of the past 21 years of his predecessors’ declarations of National Monuments. Yet before the Trump

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How to Put “The New Nevada” to Work: A Conversation with Nevada DETR Director Don Soderberg

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Governor Brian Sandoval (R) has spoken often and glowingly about “The New Nevada”. How is that working? And what changes may be coming to the

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Deadline Day: What Survived and What Died in #NVLeg This Week

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New RPS bill will make Nevada a clean energy leader

Nevadans Speak Out on Federal Methane Rules

Gold Butte National Monument, one of Nevada's regions of protected public lands

The Monumental Fight to Protect Nevada’s Public Lands

How to Put “The New Nevada” to Work: A Conversation with Nevada DETR Director Don Soderberg

Nevada Legislature

Deadline Day: What Survived and What Died in #NVLeg This Week

Another day, another deadline… Except that this was no ordinary deadline. Due to the constrained schedule of the Nevada Legislature, the vast majority of bills needed to pass their first house Tuesday to live another day. So which bills made it? We got you covered below the fold. To keep things relatively orderly, let’s break down the most important bills by category. Climate and Energy: SB 65, Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) integrated resource plan bill, passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday.…

By USAF [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
EnergyGuest Blogs

New RPS bill will make Nevada a clean energy leader

By Elspeth DiMarzio, Sierra Club - Beyond Coal Campaign This year is the 20th anniversary of the state’s first renewable portfolio standard (RPS) bill. In 1997, NV got less than 5% of its electricity from renewable sources. As of December 2016, the state gets about 20% of its electricity from renewables. This surge in clean energy generation is a big reason why over 20,000 people work in clean energy and energy efficiency – four times the number of people employed…

Gold Butte National Monument, one of Nevada's regions of protected public lands
Nevada LegislaturePublic Land

The Monumental Fight to Protect Nevada’s Public Lands

This week, President Donald Trump is ordering a review of the past 21 years of his predecessors’ declarations of National Monuments. Yet before the Trump Administration announced its plans to the national media, we were following along as Nevada local leaders have expressed commitment to continue protecting our public lands. It’s another fascinating twist in the ongoing monumental fight to protect public lands. (more…)

ColumnsNevada LegislatureSocial Justice

How to Put “The New Nevada” to Work: A Conversation with Nevada DETR Director Don Soderberg

Governor Brian Sandoval (R) has spoken often and glowingly about “The New Nevada”. How is that working? And what changes may be coming to the state’s workplaces? I spoke with someone Governor Sandoval has entrusted with a host of workforce development programs… And someone many in Nevada Legislature expect to implement the workplace equality bills they’re working to pass. (more…)

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