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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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Securing Whose Future? Dark Money Group Launches Last Minute Attack on Energy Bill

Energy has been a defining issue for the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature from the start. In these final days, several renewable energy bills have been moving towards Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) desk. But now, a shadowy conservative outfit is trying to defeat a key bill to update Nevada’s renewable energy portfolio. Who are these people? And what are they trying to accomplish? (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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Opinion: Nevada’s Future Is Bright with Solar Energy

By Verna Mandez My future and the future of all Nevadans is bright, not only because we are the second sunniest state in the country, but also because we have the ability to harness all of that sunshine and use it to create jobs! Ever since I was young, I wanted to work in the solar industry. It is disheartening to me that my home state does not allow me to advance in this field. (more…)

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Opinion: #NVLeg Must Pass AB 270, Let Nevadans Go Solar

By Christina Karr I was very upset in December 2015, when I learned that it would no longer be economically feasible for me to go solar. Think about that, not being able to use sunshine as energy in one of the sunniest states. Solar power is the energy of the future, and it is a clean alternative to the dirty fossil fuels. This is why I want to go solar. (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…)