Las Vegans to subsidize NV Energy disaster prep in Northern Nevada

BY: - August 29, 2023

Southern Nevada residents will subsidize the bulk of NV Energy’s $30 million budget for  disaster preparedness efforts in 2023, most of them in Northern Nevada.  The Public Utilities Commission voted Monday to approve the plan, despite NV Energy’s failure to “adequately assess or quantify the socialized benefits associated” with the costs of the utility’s Natural […]

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Rosen highlights ongoing effort to land high-speed rail

BY: - August 18, 2023

As a federal grant application seeking $3.75 billion in funding for a proposed high-speed rail connecting Southern Nevada to Southern California remains in flux – and if secured would only fund a portion of the $12 billion project – U.S. Jacky Rosen is urging the Department of Transportation to process the proposal.  Rosen is scheduled […]

After dry monsoon season, hurricane set to bring Southern Nevada heavy rain

BY: - August 18, 2023

Las Vegas is in the path of a rapidly intensifying tropical storm that is expected to cause temperatures in Las Vegas to tumble and bring flooding in the coming days. A tropical storm along the west coast that developed into Hurricane Hilary Thursday is expected to bring periodic rainfall to Southern Nevada, some of which […]

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NV households struggle to pay summer power bills, and it’s getting worse

BY: - August 15, 2023

Record heat in Southern Nevada throughout July drove scores of residents to take refuge in air-conditioned homes, but the cost of fighting off summer temperatures will likely leave an alarming number of Nevadans unable to pay their bills.  Last month was the hottest July ever recorded in Las Vegas, according to the National Weather Service, […]

Judge sides with youth in Montana climate change trial, finds two laws unconstitutional

BY: - August 14, 2023

The state of Montana’s failure to consider greenhouse gas emissions from energy and mining projects violates the state constitution because it does not protect Montanans’ right to a clean and healthful environment and the state’s natural resources from unreasonable depletion, a judge ruled Monday in a victory for the 16 youth plaintiffs who sued the state. Lewis and Clark […]

Tech breakthrough could boost states’ use of geothermal power

BY: - August 7, 2023

Lawmakers in some states have been laying the groundwork to add geothermal power to the electrical grid and pump underground heat into buildings. Now, a technological breakthrough could dramatically expand those ambitions — and perhaps unleash a new wave of policies to tap into geothermal sources. Last month, a company announced the successful demonstration in the West of […]

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The Chamber and Mark Amodei: Climate Posers

BY: - August 7, 2023

Congressman Mark Amodei will be recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce for his “sustainable business” advocacy on August 10 at the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce. It marks the evolution of the Chamber of Commerce and Mark Eugene Amodei from climate deniers to climate pretenders. Clean energy jobs are now pouring into northern Nevada and […]

U.S. ag secretary touts Biden climate agenda as boost for rural America in Oregon visit

BY: - August 1, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sees the Biden administration’s climate agenda as a boon for rural economies, he said Monday during a visit to Portland’s World Forestry Center. The U.S. Forest Service, which is part of the Agriculture Department, will begin accepting applications for a second round of grants from its Community […]

CA fire moves into Southern Nevada

BY: - July 31, 2023

Wildfire season crept into Southern Nevada over the weekend, bringing destructive fire and a thick film of smoke into Clark County. Federal fire officials are tracking and investigating a fire they say started on private land within the Mojave National Preserve in California on Friday, before moving into Nevada on Sunday. According to a United […]

July brought Nevada record heat and hospitalizations

BY: - July 31, 2023

After weeks of extreme heat across the West, health officials have reported numerous deaths in Southern Nevada, while emergency rooms across the state are seeing record numbers of people seeking treatment for heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses. At least 16 people have died from heat-related illness in Clark County so far in 2023, according […]

NV Energy plan, process draws criticism

BY: - July 28, 2023

NV Energy is asking regulators to approve its plan to convert its sole remaining coal-fired power plant to natural gas, buy solar production facilities and a battery-storage operation at a cost of $1.8 billion. “The amendment reflects the best path forward to balance the stability and reliability of our energy grid while working toward the […]

Report ranks Nevada in top 10 for clean energy jobs

BY: - July 27, 2023

Nevada’s efforts to become a national leader in clean energy are paying off, catapulting the state to the top of the list for clean energy investments and jobs. According to a new report published Wednesday by Climate Power, Nevada in the last year has created more than 11,500 “good-paying clean energy jobs”— which the group […]