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It’s cheap gas for Labor Day, but not in Las Vegas

U.S. motorists will encounter the cheapest Labor Day weekend for driving in four years, but prices in Las Vegas continue to run about 25 cents per gallon more than the national average.

NV Energy OK’d to tap low-cost energy resources

State utility regulators have approved a request by NV Energy to participate in a regional Energy Imbalance Market to take advantage of low-cost energy resources.

PUC delays approval of NV Energy rate deal

A deal negotiated last week by regulators and consumer advocates with NV Energy to avoid a rate increase in Southern Nevada power rates next year remains a work in progress.

NV Energy customers will not see electricity rate hike

Southern Nevada electricity consumers will not see a rate hike next year, marking the first time in more than three decades that ratepayers have managed to duck an NV Energy-proposed rate increase.

Rooftop-solar advocates lobby against possible higher rate class

Rooftop solar advocates argued against any move to create a separate and potentially higher rate class for customers who use the systems to lower their power bills at a workshop Wednesday before the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.

Mojave solar plant scorching birds in mid-air

Workers at a solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

Utility to pay $12M for 2011 blackout

EL CENTRO, Calif. — The customer-owned electric utility serving Southern California’s Imperial Valley will pay a $12 million civil penalty in a vast power outage three years ago.

Geothermal energy called ‘slow, steady reliable resource’

RENO — Geothermal energy was called a “slow, steady reliable resource” on Tuesday by an official participating the Geothermal Energy Association’s annual national summit at the Grand Sierra Resort.