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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.

Nevada senator concerned over cell connection in Las Vegas area

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, raised questions in the nation’s capital Thursday about how to improve cellphone and other wireless connections in the Las Vegas area. But experts say Las Vegas may not have it as bad as other places.

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.

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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