NV Energy now has the ability to shut off power to Mount Charleston to reduce the risk of wildfires.
The meetings will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. July 23 at the Suncoast casino in Las Vegas, and from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. the next day at the Moapa Community Center.
Prices at Nevada gas pumps — the fourth-highest in the country — have been sliding lower and motorists could see them drop even more.
Conservationists are pushing back against plans to build the plant north along the road to Valley of the Fire State Park, 30 miles northeast of the Las Vegas.
Tensions ran high at the Valley Electric Association’s annual meeting Saturday, with members accusing the board of hiding finances and ignoring concerns before the meeting was quickly adjourned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s too difficult to predict whether Nevadans’ electricity rates would go up or down in an open energy market under Question 3, according to a local think tank’s report released last week.