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Advocates Speak Up for Clean Energy at Public Utilities Commission Session

Advocates for clean-energy jobs, clean air and healthy communities thanked the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, the Nevada Legislature and Gov. Brian Sandoval for defending solar and other renewable energy at the regular consumer session [...]

September 14th

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 [...]

June 17th

Business Leaders, Community Advocates Call on Governor to Sign Stronger Clean Energy Standard

Business leaders and community advocates today called on Governor Brian Sandoval to sign legislation that would put Nevada into the top tier of states with clean energy standards, and delivered nearly 8,000 signatures from Nevadans [...]

June 7th

Bill for Community Solar Gardens Advances

The Nevada Legislature today forwarded a proposal to allow community “solar gardens” to add to the state’s power generating mix by providing low-cost, clean renewable energy to multiple subscribers. Senate Bill 392, with primary sponsors [...]

June 6th

Nevada Legislature Approves Renewable Energy Standard to Boost Clean Energy Economy

The Nevada Senate today voted to increase the state’s clean energy standard to 40 percent renewable sources by 2030. Following a concurring vote in the Nevada Assembly, Assembly Bill 206 will go to Governor Brian [...]

June 5th

Nevada Senate Unanimously Approves Rooftop Solar Restoration

Nevada came a step closer to restoring its rooftop solar industry Sunday, as the state Senate voted 21-0 to approve legislation that would change rules dating to 2015 that made homeowner investments in clean energy [...]

June 4th

Energy Efficiency Legislation Goes to Governor Sandoval

The Nevada Assembly Friday evening overwhelmingly voted to approve a strong energy efficiency bill, the second this week. The bipartisan vote echoed an earlier vote by the Nevada Senate and forwards the bill to Governor [...]

June 3rd

Governor Signs Key Clean Energy Bills

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval today signed two clean energy bills that will lay a foundation for development of the Silver State’s renewable energy future. The enactment of these key bills comes on the heels of [...]

June 1st

Nevada Senate Sends Community Solar to Assembly

The Nevada Senate this evening passed legislation to allow neighborhoods to work together to establish community “solar gardens” to provide low-cost, clean renewable energy to multiple subscribers, efforts that have encouraged solar power development in [...]

June 1st

Nevada Advocates Speak Up for Clean Energy Jobs

Industry representatives, businesses and clean energy advocates spoke today on behalf of a strong renewable energy standard at a hearing of the Nevada Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy. Assembly Bill 206, legislation sponsored [...]

May 26th

Effort to restore rooftop solar industry clears hurdle

Advocates for rooftop solar customers and installers applauded the Nevada Assembly for passing legislation to restore an industry that virtually disappeared from the state more than a year ago. Nevada lost more than 2,500 rooftop [...]

May 23rd

Clean energy bills go to Governor Sandoval

Three key clean energy bills have received overwhelming bipartisan support from both chambers of the Nevada Legislature, and have gone to Gov. Brian Sandoval for his signature to become law. The bills are: • Assembly [...]

May 23rd

MGM supports stronger clean energy standard

In a huge win for clean energy advocates, MGM Resorts International, the state’s largest employer, today announced support for legislation to increase the amount of electricity Nevada gets from renewables to 50 percent.By supporting Assembly [...]

May 23rd

Nevada Senate passes key energy efficiency measure

The Nevada Senate today passed a bill extending support for energy efficiency measures to renters, seniors, people on fixed incomes and low-income families. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman William McCurdy II of Las Vegas, passed [...]

May 19th

Clean energy advocates applaud progress on key bills

Advocates for healthy communities and a vital clean energy economy applauded legislators in the Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee for advancing three bills that will help Nevada harness its abundant renewable energy resources. The committee [...]

May 17th

Rooftop solar bill passes with bipartisan support

After more than three months of discussion, hearings and input from stakeholders, the Nevada Assembly's Committee on Commerce and Labor moved a bill to restore the rooftop solar energy industry while protecting the rights of [...]

May 12th

Advocates speak for clean energy fund in Nevada Assembly

Advocates for Nevada’s clean energy economy today spoke in favor of creative financing methods that would give businesses, neighborhood groups, community organizations and low-income families access to renewable energy. […]

May 11th

Closing coal plant is good news for Nevada

Advocates for healthy communities and a vital clean energy economy in Nevada applauded plans by Idaho Power to close the last remaining utility-owned, coal-burning power plant in the Silver State. The Valmy plant in Northeast Nevada is co-owned by Idaho Power and NV Energy. The utility companies will have to negotiate a closing schedule. […]

May 5th

Key clean energy bills advance in Nevada Legislature

Key bills that would strengthen the state’s clean-energy economy and provide access to energy efficiency and renewable energy for all residents advanced in the Nevada Legislature on Tuesday. Several bills passed the Senate or Assembly [...]

April 26th

ANNOUNCEMENT THAT GOOGLE WILL SEEK ENERGY CHOICE HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR GREATER ACCESS TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

Ahead of the first meeting of the Governor's Committee on Energy Choice, Google announced Tuesday it would become the latest large company to look to buy power outside of the NV Energy system. The company [...]

April 26th

Key clean energy bills move forward after legislative leaders secure additional time for negotiation

Clean energy advocates applauded legislative leaders’ decision to allow additional time for consideration of three key clean energy bills, exempting them from Friday’s deadline for bills to be voted out of committee. The measures will [...]

April 13th

Community solar promises to expand access to affordable renewable energy for all

Advocates for renters, urban homeowners, small businesses and others spoke today at the Nevada Legislature for a bill that would bring clean, inexpensive solar energy to neighborhoods through community solar gardens. The Senate Subcommittee on [...]

April 7th

Clean-energy advocates speak up for essential bills at Nevada Legislature

Renewable energy will diversify and grow Nevada’s economy, clean energy advocates told the Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor during a hearing Wednesday. Advocates for Nevada’s clean-energy economy, including members of the RenewNV partnership, told [...]

April 6th

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 [...]

March 31st

Advocates Urge Legislators to Restore Nevada’s Rooftop Solar Industry at Hearing

Advocates for Nevada’s clean energy economy, and the local jobs, reliable electricity, and cleaner air that renewable energy brings, testified in favor of Assembly Bill 270, a bill to restore Nevada’s rooftop solar industry. A [...]

March 27th

“Green Banks” make clean energy accessible to all.

Developing renewable energy in Nevada lowers energy costs, creates good jobs, and protects our health. Because not everyone has the resources to invest in clean energy, Nevada needs creative financing methods to give low-income families, [...]

March 21st

The end of coal in Southern Nevada.

In a victory for clean air and healthy communities, the last remaining coal-fired generating station in Southern Nevada has closed. NV Energy has operated the Reid-Gardner Generating Station in Moapa, Nev., northeast of Las Vegas, [...]

March 16th

Energy storage technology has potential to make clean power available 24/7, boost Nevada economy

The Nevada Legislature will hear testimony on Wednesday on the latest bill to strengthen the Silver State’s clean-energy economy. Senate Bill 204 would stabilize power costs, reduce fossil fuel dependence, and make our electric system [...]

March 14th

New legislation would revive Nevada’s rooftop solar industry.

Legislation introduced in the Senate on Wednesday would restore fairness for residential rooftop solar investors, a move necessary to bring back an industry devastated by rate hikes a little over one year ago. A decision [...]

March 9th

Advocates applaud measure to increase share of energy from clean sources and boost Nevada economy

Twenty years after Nevada became one of the first states in the country to adopt a novel experiment in energy policy – a Renewable Portfolio Standard that required the electric utility to give consumers a [...]

March 9th

Nevada Businesses: Stronger Clean Energy Standard Would Boost Economy, Create Jobs

Nevada businesses lined up Wednesday in support of Assembly Bill 206 stating it will grow Nevada’s economy by boosting renewable energy production. Business leaders were slated to voice support for Assemblyman Chris Brooks’ bill, which [...]

March 8th

Saving Energy and Putting Nevada to Work

Legislators in the Nevada Assembly and Senate are moving forward with bills that could save Nevada businesses and residents money on their power bills – and help build the Silver State’s clean-energy economy. Assembly Bill [...]

March 2nd

Clean-Energy Advocates Rally in Carson City and Las Vegas

Today in Carson City and in Las Vegas, advocates rallied in support of policies that will expand Nevada’s clean energy economy and urged state legislators to support efforts to increase the use of renewable energy.  [...]

February 20th

Nevada Democratic Legislators Boost Clean Energy Economy In Vision For State.

Renewable energy and energy efficiency are a key part of a vision to create jobs and grow the state’s economy released today by Democratic legislators. Among the recommendations to diversify the state’s economy and attract [...]

February 16th

Business owners: Proposed legislation would make NV a national clean energy leader, boost economy.

Today Nevada business owners said legislation introduced last night by in the Nevada Legislature would set the state up to become a regional and national clean energy leader. A bill introduced by Assemblyman Chris Brooks [...]

February 14th

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 [...]

February 14th

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 [...]

February 14th

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 [...]

February 7th

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 [...]

February 4th

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 [...]

January 26th

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 [...]

January 18th

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 [...]

December 12th

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 [...]

November 10th

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 [...]

November 4th

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 [...]

October 18th

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 [...]

October 17th

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 [...]

October 17th

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. [...]

August 16th

Statement on federal approval for Apple sales of clean energy

Apple, the same company that revolutionized computers, cell phones and music, is looking to do the same with clean, renewable energy. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved sales of renewable energy by the tech giant [...]

August 5th

RenewNV launches campaign to build a vibrant clean energy economy

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 [...]

August 5th

Gov’s Task Force Sends a Suite of Clean Energy Bills to Nevada Legislature

Vote Solar and other renewable energy supporters today applauded Governor Sandoval and the New Energy Industry Task Force, chaired by Office of Energy Director Angie Dykema, for recommending a suite of bills that will help [...]

August 1st

Clean Energy Project, Nevada businesses commend Governor Sandoval, Energy Task Force for clean energy, economic development leadership

Clean Energy Project and its business supporters commend the thoughtful leadership of both Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and his appointed New Energy Industry Task Force and thank them for their efforts and service. The Task [...]

August 1st