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Despite Vetoes, Nevada Builds Foundation for Clean Energy Development

Businesses, community leaders and clean-energy advocates said the vetos of a strong clean energy standard and community solar gardens for Nevada was a serious misstep on the part of Gov. Brian Sandoval, but would not stop the state from developing a vital clean energy economy in the years to come. Sandoval vetoed Assembly Bill 206, a measure that would have increased the percentage of clean energy Nevada generates to 40 [...]

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New Poll: Nevada’s Communities of Color Overwhelmingly Support Clean Energy

Carson City, NV -- A survey of registered Nevada voters from communities of color shows almost universal support for clean energy policies, including three proposals currently being considered by state legislators. Results show extremely high support for a proposal to increase the percentage of our electricity that comes from renewable sources, as well as measures that would increase access to energy efficiency and community solar programs. The survey also shows [...]

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New Research Shows Impact of State Policies on Las Vegas Solar Jobs, State Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Foundation today released data on the number of solar jobs in Nevada by city, county, and congressional district, revealing the incredible economic impact of the industry on the Silver State. Nevada now ranks fourth in solar jobs and second in solar jobs per capita, with 8,371 workers in the solar industry. But the Las Vegas metropolitan area was one of only four large metro areas in [...]

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CLEAN ENERGY ADVOCATES APPLAUD “YES ON QUESTION 3” PRINCIPLES

Clean energy advocacy organizations released the following statements in reaction to Nevadans for Affordable Clean Energy Choices releasing principles for Question 3, the Energy Choice Initiative. Question 3, which will appear on Nevada’s statewide ballot in November, is a ballot measure to provide Nevadans with affordable renewable energy options. Organizations working in the U.S. Southwest applauded the Question 3-related principles: • Tom Polikalas, Nevada representative, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project: “SWEEP was [...]

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CLEAN ENERGY ADVOCATES APPLAUD “YES ON QUESTION 3” PRINCIPLES

Clean energy advocacy organizations released the following statements in reaction to Nevadans for Affordable Clean Energy Choices releasing principles for Question 3, the Energy Choice Initiative. Question 3, which will appear on Nevada’s statewide ballot in November, is a ballot measure to provide Nevadans with affordable renewable energy options. Organizations working in the U.S. Southwest applauded the Question 3-related principles: • Tom Polikalas, Nevada representative, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project: “SWEEP was [...]

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CLEAN ENERGY ADVOCATES APPLAUD “YES ON QUESTION 3” PRINCIPLES

Clean energy advocacy organizations released the following statements in reaction to Nevadans for Affordable Clean Energy Choices releasing principles for Question 3, the Energy Choice Initiative. Question 3, which will appear on Nevada’s statewide ballot in November, is a ballot measure to provide Nevadans with affordable renewable energy options. Organizations working in the U.S. Southwest applauded the Question 3-related principles: • Tom Polikalas, Nevada representative, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project: “SWEEP was [...]

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RenewNV coalition urges New Energy Industry Task Force to support a Clean Energy Economy for Nevada

urging the Governor's New Energy Industry Task Force to recommend substantial steps towards building more renewable energy in the Silver State. The NEITF meets Tuesday to consider recommendations for the Legislature. Governor Brian Sandoval reconvened the NEITF in January to "encourage development of clean energy sources, and integrate renewable energy technologies into Nevada's energy sector, foster the creation of a modern, resilient, and cost-effective energy grid, and support distributed generation [...]

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Nevada Clean Energy Champions Featured at Solar Industry Trade Show

Supporters of a clean energy economy for Nevada will in events next week at the Solar Power International conference and trade show, to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Participants will include members of the RenewNV coalition, including Chispa-Nevada, a statewide organization working to rally Latinos for clean renewable energy, and Vote Solar, a national organization working to make solar energy a mainstream energy resource. Rose McKinney-James, a [...]

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Advocates Applaud PUCN Decision to Grandfather 32,000 Existing NV Solar Customers

Regulators Protect Existing Solar Customers, Leave Nevada’s Solar Future Uncertain Carson City, NV – Today the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUCN) voted unanimously in favor of grandfathering 32,000 existing solar customers back to net metering rates that fairly credit the valuable solar power they deliver to the utility grid. The vote partially reverses a decision last December that blindsided solar customers and companies, costing the state thousands of local jobs.  [...]

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Nevadans to Speak Up for Clean Renewable Energy Monday

Nevadans will have their opportunity to speak up for a clean energy economy at hearings to be conducted Monday, Sept. 26, in Las Vegas and Thursday, Sept. 29, in Reno by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, which regulates energy markets in the state. Members and allies of the RenewNV coalition working for clean renewable energy will offer detailed comments on the state of Nevada's commitment to solar, wind and [...]

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