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...
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...
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...
Governor Steve Sisolak told conservationists today that the state of Nevada has signed on to a state by state climate change compact. Sisolak made the announcement at a press conference to kick off Conservation Lobby Day at the state legislature. The...
Standing in front of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, President Donald Trump ended just over three months worth of suspense as he announced his decision on the future of several National Monuments. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke...
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...
Governor Steve Sisolak today put his signature on SB358, which enshrines into law a path for Nevada to reach 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. The bill, heard in committee earlier this month, was rushed through the Assembly chambers last...
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...
Vote Solar applauded legislative proposals to revive Nevada’s solar workforce and expand consumer energy choice in 2017. The announcement comes as the Solar Foundation released its annual jobs census finding that solar jobs grew by double digits nationally in...
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...

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