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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.

BLM removes Nevada sage grouse habitat from oil, gas lease auction

Environmentalists are celebrating a court ruling that removed more than a million acres of federal land in Western states from an upcoming oil and gas auction in greater sage grouse habitat, including about 330,000 acres in Nevada.

Forest Service plan would open Ruby Mountains to oil, gas drilling

A draft environmental assessment obtained by foes would allow leases on all of the nearly 54,000 acres requested by an oil and gas developer but with restrictions that would force horizontal drilling from neighboring BLM land.

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.

NV Energy finds source of Sandy Valley’s electrical issues

NV Energy discovered Thursday morning that a damaged insulator on a pole north of Sandy Valley’s Quartz Road was allowing electricity to run free, leading to the outages. The issue worsened when temperatures rose mid-day and the metal supporting the insulators expanded.

Searchlight residents blast proposed wind turbine project

About 50 people in this town of about 400 residents turned out to voice their displeasure with the project, which could bring more than 200 wind turbines, each the height of a skyscraper, to the hills 10 miles to the west.