Voters may soon get to decide whether the sun will shine again for the rooftop solar industry in Nevada. But first rooftop solar advocates must convince the Nevada Supreme Court that a referendum to restore net metering to the more economically viable rate structure in place in 2015 has a legal right to a spot on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
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Nevada was first in the nation last year in the total amount of solar electricity generated per capita at 421 watts per person, a new study released Thursday shows.
A federal judge has granted the data storage company Switch a temporary restraining order preventing former PUC general counsel Carolyn Tanner from permanently deleting her social media accounts.
The Peppermill Resort in Reno has filed an application to exit as a retail customer of NV Energy and acquire its own electricity on the wholesale market.
NV Energy on Wednesday issued a statement in response to a lawsuit filed by Switch over allegations that state regulators unconstitutionally denied the data storage company the ability to purchase 100 percent renewable energy directly from the national market even though the utility was unwilling to satisfy the request.
The data storage company Switch on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Nevada Public Utilities Commission and NV Energy.
MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts have told state utility regulators they will leave as retail customers of Nevada Power to secure their own electricity supplies starting Oct. 1.
Four of Nevada’s largest cities: Reno, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Las Vegas placed in the top 20 fastest growing cities for rooftop solar installations in 2015, according to a new analysis by the data delivery company BuildFax.
A new study on the cost of green energy mandates concludes that states such as Nevada that have imposed requirements to use solar, wind and other energy sources are killing jobs and hurting the economy. But some disagree with the study.
NV Energy on Wednesday announced that beginning Friday, rates for residential, commercial and industrial users will be an overall price decrease of 1.47 percent.
The Nevada Public Utilities Commission has determined that MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts have complied with requirements permitting them to leave as retail customers of Nevada Power and obtain their own electricity on the wholesale market.
A pro-rooftop solar coalition on Tuesday turned in more than double the number of signatures needed to qualify a referendum on net metering for the November ballot.
Tesla has made an offer to acquire the rooftop solar company SolarCity, which was founded by the cousins of the carmaker’s CEO Elon Musk.
The former general counsel of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday her recent resignation from the agency had nothing to do with allegations raised about comments she had made on her social media account regarding the net metering debate earlier this year.
The general counsel to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission is no longer employed by the agency after it was pointed out at a meeting last week that she commented on the net metering policy under review by the panel using a pseudonym on social media.
Cox Communications of Las Vegas and its sister company, Manheim Nevada auto auctions, dedicated two new solar arrays Monday that help power their operations in the valley.
Units of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., including PacifiCorp and NV Energy, were barred from selling power at market rates and must instead set prices based on the cost of running their plants.
Garbage trucks are among the dirtiest trucks cities have. The more refuse they clean from the streets, the more pollution they may add to the atmosphere.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid has told a state energy task force that he was pleased to see a recommendation to grandfather in existing Nevada rooftop solar customers under more favorable rates, but expressed disappointment that the panel has not proposed a way to restore the industry going forward.
A state task force on Thursday agreed to ask the Legislature in 2017 to grandfather in as many as 31,000 existing rooftop solar customers who are in a less favorable rate class.
Tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to state lawmakers made by two companies at odds overthe development of rooftop solar in Nevada suggest the issue will see another hard fought battle in the 2017 Legislature.
Officials say the huge Mojave Desert solar-thermal power plant damaged last week by fire could be back on line within three weeks.
Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. is the primary backer of a proposed constitutional amendment to open up Nevada’s electricity markets to competition.
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