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

Sept. 26, 2016 Organizations with the RenewNV coaltion for a clean energy economy in Nevada are 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 [...]

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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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Groups applaud NV Energy’s plan to retire Reid Gardner early, replace energy with more solar

LAS VEGAS - Sierra Club, RenewNV, energy consumers and clean air advocates applauded yesterday’s release of NV Energy's proposal to retire the Reid Gardner coal plant nearly one year early — moving closure from Dec. 31, 2017, to Feb. 28, 2017. If approved by state regulators, NV Energy would replace some of the energy with 100-megawatts of solar power from Boulder City, Nevada — enough to power nearly 164,000 homes. [...]

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RenewNV LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO BUILD A VIBRANT CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY IN NEVADA

A grassroots coalition of nonprofit organizations, businesses, and concerned Nevadans is launching a new campaign, RenewNV, to create clean energy jobs in Nevada and make the state a national renewable energy leader. The initiative also released polling today showing that Nevadans see the huge economic potential of renewable energy in the state, and support efforts to end the state’s reliance on dirty fossil fuels and transition to homegrown renewable energy [...]

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Sierra Club pushes for closure of dirty coal plant

For more than 35 years, the North Valmy coal plant in Northern Nevada has polluted the air, land and water. Now the Sierra Club is saying, "Shut it down." A study commissioned by the club found that it costs more to keep it open - and polluting - than it does to shift to clean renewable energy. NV Energy would save money by closing the North Valmy coal-fired power plant [...]

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Nevada Conservation League and Clean Energy Project Applaud Reno and Henderson Signing on to Clean Power Plan Amicus Brief

Two Nevada cities stood up this April in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. In an "amicus brief," the cities of Henderson and Reno signed with more than 50 city and county governments from 28 states, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities in support of the Clean Power Plan, now under federal judicial review. The Clean Energy Project and Nevada Conservation League saluted [...]

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To NV Energy, “solar fairness” means an end to rooftop solar

NV Energy is funding a television advertising campaign blanketing local markets in Nevada, and attacking residential consumers who have invested in clean air and supported local jobs. The premise of the campaign? “Big rooftop solar” – that is, families who have invested their own money into solar panels – are demanding“subsidies.” The facts are quite the opposite. And the benefits of solar energy – clean air, local jobs, a stronger, [...]

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Public Utilities Commission kills new rooftop solar in Nevada. Will decision spread?

In December 2015, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada shocked Nevada’s political establishment and the energy industry across the United States with a decision that virtually destroyed the residential, rooftop solar industry in the Silver State. Within weeks, thousands of jobs were lost as solar-installation companies abandoned the state. Homeowners planning to invest their own money into clean energy systems were forced to cancel those projects. This was only the [...]

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