After Southern Nevada’s four-month honeymoon with reduced gasoline prices, motorists now have been hit with the perfect storm. A number of factors has resulted in gasoline prices skyrocketing from sub-$2-a-gallon to where it is now, $2.84 a gallon.
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Several Las Vegas Valley stations were pumping regular unleaded gasoline for under $2 a gallon, the website GasBuddy.com reported on Monday.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. on Wednesday hailed the shutdown of three of four coal-fired units at a plant near Moapa, saying Nevada’s energy future is in development of solar, wind and geothermal resources. The three units were shut down on Dec. 20.
A long-term plan that will allow Nevada Power to permanently end its reliance on coal-generated electricity by 2019 was approved Wednesday by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission and will be accepted by the utility, NV Energy President and CEO Paul Caudill said.
The state Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday will decide whether to authorize construction of a revised solar facility on the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation as part of a plan by Nevada Power to retire its coal-fired electricity generation within the next five years.
The largest solar power plant of its type in the world — once promoted as a turning point in green energy — isn’t producing as much energy as planned.
The solar industry is booming in Las Vegas. Nevada is already third in the nation for solar projects.
Last year, SolarCity founders, brothers Lyndon and Peter Rive, wanted to establish their San Mateo, Calif.-based company in Nevada. However, they felt state policies didn’t accommodate solar.
Nevada Power has asked the state Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its October decision to reject construction of a 200-megawatt solar project on the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid said Wednesday that a decision by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to reject a 200-megawatt solar project on the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation is a setback for all Nevadans.
CARSON CITY — A $438 million solar facility planned for the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation was killed Monday by state regulators who removed it from Nevada Power’s plan to retire its coal-fired electricity generation within the next five years.
A legislative panel on Friday signed off on new rules for oil and gas companies to follow for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Nevada.
A Henderson subcontractor working on a federally backed renewable-energy project has had to pay back wages to nearly 150 employees.
Nevada’s fire marshal says his review of nearly a dozen fires at homes with NV Energy’s smart meters found the meters themselves are not starting the fires.
The Nevada Public Utilities Commission on Thursday voted to move forward with a review into smart meters and whether there is a link to them and a rash of fires reported in Northern Nevada.
CARSON CITY — A vote is scheduled Thursday by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission on an agreement that would hold electric bills steady for the average Southern Nevada residential customer of NV Energy beginning Jan. 1.
CARSON CITY — The Public Utilities Commission decided Friday to ask the Nevada Legislature to determine what, if any, changes should be made to the state’s net metering policy, which allows homeowners who install rooftop solar to sell surplus electricity to the local utility company.
Roof-top solar advocates are raising concerns about recommended changes to Nevada’s net metering policies that they say could discourage consumers from pursuing the alternative energy opportunities.
Landing the Tesla Gigafactory was a huge economic victory for Nevada by most accounts, but the state needs to do much more at the end point of production to promote electrical vehicle use, according to a report by a nonprofit group promoting energy efficiency.
Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy’s residential “smart” meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires.
The National Clean Energy Summit has been held in Las Vegas every year since Sen. Harry Reid launched it in 2008, but Northern Nevada stole much of the limelight at this year’s event with the $5 billion story of the day: Tesla’s decision to place its battery Gigafactory in the same Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center a biofuel plant will be built.
U.S. motorists will encounter the cheapest Labor Day weekend for driving in four years, but prices in Las Vegas continue to run about 25 cents per gallon more than the national average.
State utility regulators have approved a request by NV Energy to participate in a regional Energy Imbalance Market to take advantage of low-cost energy resources.
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