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BLM rejects massive wind farm along California-Nevada border

The project by a Sweden-based energy company would have built more than 200 turbines, each the height of a skyscraper, along a 22-mile stretch of desert west of Searchlight.

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.

Proposed solar arrays in Clark County include battery storage

The Bureau of Land Management is currently accepting public comments on two of the largest solar arrays ever built in Nevada and the first to incorporate batteries that will enable power delivery at night.

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.

 
Solar array to power Wynn’s Paradise Park in Las Vegas

A dedicated solar array 375 miles away near Fallon will supply renewable energy to power the $1.5 billion development soon to begin construction on the site of the former Desert Inn Golf Club, just east of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore.

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.

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