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Strong Clean Energy Standard on the way to Senate

On a strong, bipartisan vote, the Nevada Assembly today voted to pass legislation that strengthens the state’s 20-year-old renewable energy standard, paving the way to enhance Nevada’s clean energy economy and attract billions in potential investment by businesses of all sizes. Assembly Bill 206, sponsored by Las Vegas Assemblyman Chris Brooks, would increase the percentage of energy Nevada gets from clean sources to 50 percent by 2030. The legislation now moves to the Nevada Senate for consideration. [...]

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Clean energy – good enough for Iowa, but not for Nevada?

Groups that support a clean-energy economy for Nevada wonder: Why is clean energy good for Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway utility in Iowa, but not for Nevada? MidAmerican, BHE’s utility serving Iowa and parts of South Dakota, Nebraska and Illinois, plans a $3.6 billion investment in renewable energy, particularly wind and solar. The investment will bring the company portfolio up to 85 percent renewable energy, with a goal of bringing the [...]

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