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Casinos Pursue Green Practices

Gaming companies love green. Today, it’s not so much about the color of money as green building practices. Several of the industry’s biggest operators have become unlikely green advocates in recent years. MGM Mirage, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Harrah’s Entertainment all pursue green building initiatives at their hotel-casinos. Going green makes a lot of sense; it can help save greenbacks with reduced energy costs and it’s good for the environment.

Power firm says it hires Nevadans

CARSON CITY — A spokesman for a company criticized Thursday by a legislator for not hiring Nevadans said Friday that 65 percent of the workers they used to build a Boulder City area solar facility were local residents.

Horsford eyes alternative energy stimulus funds

CARSON CITY — Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford announced a plan Friday to use federal stimulus funds to retrain people and create a work force for the coming renewable energy economy in which Nevada can lead the nation in geothermal, solar and wind energy production.

Wind farm plan opposed

VIRGINIA CITY — Storey County residents packed a room to speak out against a proposed wind farm near Virginia City, saying it would hurt tourism.

Fisker’s gorgeous hybrid frightens Detroit

It’s in an anonymous corporate office park in Irvine, Calif., on an anonymous little stretch of interstate sandwiched between Lake Forest and Fountain Valley on the San Diego Freeway, that the future of our auto industry is being hatched.

Energy official: Nevada’s future is in renewables

WASHINGTON — Nevada can generate enough electricity from renewable sources to justify building a major transmission line without constructing any more coal-fired power plants, the federal government’s chief electricity regulator said Thursday.

Going green earns homes platinum rating

It’s exciting to see the transformation taking place in the home-building market. Perhaps the best example is the new Villa Trieste development by Pulte Homes. Located in Summerlin, this community of 185 homes is leading the way when it comes to responsible building in Southern Nevada.

Electric cars threaten gas engines

After more than 100 years, it appears that the internal-combustion engine is about to lose its fire.

Pulte development with ‘green’ features showing success

Maybe it’s the price point. Perhaps it’s the environmentally friendly construction. Or it might just be the new floor plans. For whatever reason, Villa Trieste, a new-home neighborhood that Pulte Homes opened Jan. 10 in Summerlin, posted the same number of sales in its first two weeks as most new-home communities can expect to sign in a month.

Clean energy summit to follow up on August conference in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON — Following up on a conference in Las Vegas last August, experts at a clean energy summit planned for later this month will strategize the next steps to building a green economy, it was announced Monday.