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Activists Deliver Over 7,000 Signatures in Support of AB 206 Renewable Energy Standard

Just hours after the Nevada Legislature adjourned Sine Die, a group of environmental and energy activists returned to deliver to Governor Brian Sandoval (R) over 7,000 petition signatures urging him to sign AB 206 into law. Why do they feel this strongly about the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) bill? We followed them to the Governor’s Office in the Old State Capitol to find out. (more…)

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Several Energy Bills Get Their Second Nevada Legislature Committee Hearings

Energy has been a defining issue for the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature from the start. As the session entered its final month, several energy bills were heard. Can environmentalists and clean energy advocates ensure these and other bills make it to Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) desk in the next month? We got some valuable clues Monday. (more…)

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Nevada Legislature Digs Deeper Into Public Lands Issues with Series of Bills

In 2015, the Nevada Legislature waded into the fight over the future of America’s public lands… And tended to side with forces who want many of these lands privatized. But this time, after then President Barack Obama declared Basin and Range and Gold Butte National Monuments, this current Legislature seems primed to deliver a much different message on keeping public lands in public hands. (more…)

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The State of Renewable Energy in #NVLeg: A Conversation with Chris Brooks

Last session, the Nevada Legislature passed SB 374 to punt the future of rooftop solar net metering to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The PUC then made a decision in December 2015 that resulted in a sharp downturn in Nevada’s rooftop solar sector. Can the current Legislature right what renewable energy advocates feel went horribly wrong in 2015? (more…)