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New efficiency, renewable energy bills position Nevada to be national leader

Bills introduced in the Nevada Legislature on Monday will position the Silver State as a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy, clean-energy advocates said today. Monday was a big night for renewable energy in Carson City, with five new bills introduced aimed at reducing energy use, increasing investments in homegrown renewable energy, lowering costs for consumers, and boosting the state’s economy. Assemblyman Chris Brooks' bill to increase the amount [...]

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Energy Choice committee has an opportunity to advance renewable economy

Advocates for Nevada’s clean-energy economy today applauded Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Executive Order establishing a Committee on Energy Choice, and encouraged the committee to advance policies that will give consumers the opportunity to renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. The Committee on Energy Choice will help prepare the state for the transition to a new competitive energy market, and will include the Lieutenent Governor, members of the Legislature, major electric consumers, [...]

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SOLAR JOB GROWTH SLOWS IN NEVADA

Nevada was only one of six states in the country to lose jobs in the solar industry last year, as the industry grew nationally by 25 percent, according to the seventh annual National Solar Jobs Census from The Solar Foundation. Although Nevada added jobs in the large-scale solar sector, changes in rules for residential rooftop solar customers decimated that industry, costing the state more than 2,500 rooftop solar installation jobs. [...]

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Renewable Energy Bills to be Among Hot Topics at Upcoming Nevada Legislative Session

The 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature presents an unparalleled opportunity to bolster our state’s clean energy industry – an investment that puts Nevadans to work, diversifies our economy and makes our communities healthier. RenewNV’s Coalition members and allies are encouraged by the leadership we’re already seeing from some of our state legislators on these issues as they prepare to go into session on Monday. With Governor Brian Sandoval, another [...]

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AS APPLE AND NV ENERGY ANNOUNCE HUGE CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENT, GOVERNOR’S OFFICE TOUTS ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF RENEWABLES

"Cutting-edge” companies developing innovative technologies, such as Apple and Tesla, are moving to Nevada because of the availability of renewable energy, a top Silver State official said today. Companies insist on renewable energy for reasons of social responsibility – clean energy promotes healthy communities through clean air and water, and does not contribute to climate change through carbon pollution – and because of low energy costs, Steve Hill, director of [...]

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NEVADA CLEAN ENERGY ADVOCATES URGE SENATORS TO OPPOSE TRUMP’S EPA NOMINATION

The Natural Resources Defense Council, the Nevada Conservation League and several conservation and social justice groups are urging Nevada's Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto to oppose the nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nominated by President-Elect Donald J. Trump, Pruitt has used his position as Oklahoma Attorney General to attempt to block the EPA's essential mission of protecting the nation's air and water [...]

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NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS DANGER OF FOSSIL FUEL POLLUTION TO CHILDREN, POINTS TO CLEAN ENERGY FOR SOLUTIONS

Groups backing a clean-energy economy for Nevada today urged government leaders to heed the warnings of an international group advocating for children and act to reduce fossil fuel pollution with investments in clean energy. About 600,000 children under the age of 5 die every year from diseases associated with air pollution, more than die from malaria and HIV-AIDS combined, according to the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Members and [...]

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RENEWNV PARTNERS SUPPORT NEW BLM CLEAN-ENERGY LEASE RULES

The Nevada Conservation League and Clean Energy Project agree the new wind and solar leasing and land-use rules produced by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management balance the tremendous economic opportunities from responsible and affordable clean energy development, while protecting sensitive lands from environmental impacts. "The BLM rule today will ensure that our critical habitats are protected and guide wind and solar projects to suitable areas," said Vinny Spotleson, Nevada [...]

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NEVADA ADVOCATES CALL FOR MORE CLEAN ENERGY AFTER REPORT FLAGS DANGER OF RISING GLOBAL TEMPS

The United Nations Environment Program yesterday warned the public and policy makers that global temperatures are on track to increase by an average of 5.2 to 6.1 degrees Fahrenheit (2.9 to 3.4 degrees Celsius) by the end of this century, an increase that would have profound impacts on human societies and nature worldwide. Today, partners and allies of RenewNV urged Nevada policymakers to act quickly to combat climate change by [...]

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NEVADA CLEAN ENERGY GROUPS ASK FOR DEBATE QUESTIONS THAT MATTER

Members of the RenewNV partnership in Nevada are calling on Chris Wallace to talk about the potential to create jobs by investing in a robust renewable energy economy, particularly in states like Nevada with incredible clean energy resources. RenewNV partners will be closely watching Wednesday’s debate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the hopes that the candidates discuss real solutions to the nation’s energy and economic challenges, which can [...]

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