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...
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...
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 leaders in Congress are now pushing to kill both of these rules. Local environmentalists...
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...
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...
After much talk, it’s time for action in the Nevada Legislature. As the session nears its halfway point, several key renewable energy and climate action bills got their full committee hearings. How did that go? Let’s just say the...
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...
By Rosa Mendoza Las Vegas, the “Gambling Mecca of the World,” became my home when I was still crawling in cloth diapers. Back then, as the sole state with legalized gambling, Nevada had no competition. This was great for Las...
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...
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...

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