Last year, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced new rules for methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations. The rules were to limit methane emissions from new fossil fuel infrastructure and...
After a year-long campaign to raise awareness and build support, Chispa Nevada and community allies announced that they collected over 4,000 signed petitions in support of Chispa’s “Clean Buses Healthy Niños” campaign to replace old diesel powered school buses...
On Saturday, several hundred protesters descended upon UNLV to demand action on climate change. The UNLV People’s Climate March was one of over 300 climate marches happening across the nation. Why was this happening? What were the protesters marching...
Clean energy advocates were excited by the prospect of progress and some sort of resolution to the contentious fight over the future of energy in Nevada. How’s that coming along? We finally got some answers this week, as the...
On June 8, 2017, Governor Brian Sandoval wielded his veto pen 15 times, denying legislation passed by the legislature on issues ranging from wages to health care to renewable energy. But the legislature gaveled out of session on June 4,...
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...
Governor Jay Inslee is thinking about running for president. Please don’t beat yourself up if your first response is, Who is THAT? Jay Inslee is the governor of Washington State, or – as he likes to call it – “the other...
In 2017, Nevada became a key state for “The Resistance” to push back against Trump Administration policies, from immigrant rights to renewable energy and marijuana legalization. This week, we’ll be remembering the moments that made 2017 a year that...
Renewable energy advocates and climate activists were horrified by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission’s December 2015 rooftop solar decision. Over a year later, that PUC decision may be reversed… And then some. Late in 2015, the PUC ended the state’s...
Assemblyman Chris Brooks (D-Las Vegas) was the key player on all things renewable energy during the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature. What are his final thoughts on this year’s movement on renewable energy? He answered a few final...

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