To revitalize the economy and protect the environment, Americans need to save energy, cut dependence on foreign oil and reduce use of fossil fuels, many officials urge.
The Democrats who control the state Legislature, under pressure to come up with alternatives to the governor’s unpopular budget proposals, presented an agenda Thursday for the legislative session. Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley and Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford put forward plans to prevent home foreclosures, create “green” jobs and embark on an intensive budget-building process that includes long-term fiscal planning.
Thomas Mitchell’s blog
It’s safe to say that green has hit the mainstream in a major way. Newspapers cover it, radio shows talk about it and there are even entire cable television networks devoted to the topic. Green living is the new paradigm that will continue to progress until it has become standard operating procedure.
From water-stingy toilets and electricity sparing appliances, to flooring and siding made from sustainable materials, the housing industry this week rolled out many new, “green” products it hopes will lure homebuyers back into the market.
Apparently, the folks up in Storey County never received the memo ordering them to worship at the altar of alternative energy — or else.
For years, utility industry executives and regulators have longed to have one transmission line that directly connected Nevada Power Co. of Las Vegas with Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno.
Villa Trieste by Pulte Homes has opened its “green” homes in Summerlin.