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Nevada’s mines could hold key to Question 6 energy standard

State is home to enough old mines and other former industrial sites to accommodate the new solar, wind and geothermal plants that would enable it to reach the 50 percent renewable energy standard, an analysis shows.

Old Nevada mines may get new leases on life as solar arrays

The State Environmental Commission voted Wednesday to add “renewable energy development and storage” to the list of acceptable post-production uses for shuttered mines to encourage developers to use the already-disturbed land.

Trump’s budget chief says funding for Yucca Mountain was his idea

President Donald Trump’s top budget man, Mick Mulvaney, solved a mystery Tuesday. Asked who put $120 million into Trump’s spending plan to restart licensing for a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and other interim storage, Mulvaney said he did it.

Conservationists fight Ruby Mountains oil development

Conservationists are bashing the latest move to open more federal land in Nevada to oil exploration, this time in the Ruby Mountains of Elko County.

 
In Las Vegas, Al Gore says renewable energy economy ‘taking off’

The Strip was hit by “An Inconvenient Truth” Friday, as former Vice President Al Gore opened the National Clean Energy Conference in Las Vegas with an alarming vision of an unfolding global climate crisis.

Energy official says Yucca Mountain ball in Congress’ court

The Trump administration is committed to finding a long-term disposal solution for the nation’s nuclear waste, but Congress first needs to fund the effort, a top Department of Energy official said Tuesday in Las Vegas.

No ‘solar wars’ for Nevada, top official says

The hearings that begin Monday will review NV Energy’s filing for a proposed rate structure because of a new state law intended to boost the growth of net metering in Nevada.

Project to transform trash into fuel in Northern Nevada OK’d

State officials have approved $150 million in industrial development bonds for a Northern Nevada facility that can transform garbage into jet and diesel fuel. The State Board of Finance signed off on the bonds this week.

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