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.
Shoppers in Nevada and a handful of other states who purchase holiday gifts online are finding they’re being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren’t before. The reason: the Supreme Court.
Developers are betting the heated market will persuade buyers to look at rural outposts, which offer cheaper houses but also hefty commutes to Las Vegas and not as many jobs, services and amenities as their famous neighbor.
Imagine roads equipped for autonomous vehicles, smart streetlights that dim if they don’t detect motion and trash bins that can alert collectors when they’re about to overflow.
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.