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Democrats tout agenda

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

Time ripe to go beyond green

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.

Builders dangle ‘green’ lure to home buyers

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.

As the wind blows

Apparently, the folks up in Storey County never received the memo ordering them to worship at the altar of alternative energy — or else.

Second transmission line proposed for western side of Nevada

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.

Pulte builds green in Summerlin

Villa Trieste by Pulte Homes has opened its “green” homes in Summerlin.

Detroit Auto Show stays positive in tough times

With the eyes of a nation on the auto industry, the North American International Auto Show (Jan. 17-25) in Detroit is an indicator of what’s to come.

Head south for the winter; harvest solar energy

I love winters in Southern Nevada! In fact, just about anytime from October to June is fine by me, but deep winter is special. I suppose it’s a stretch to call our relatively mild and brief period of cool weather “deep winter” but hey, it’s all we’ve got.

That hum you hear comes from gadget expo bursting with buzzwords

Buzzwords are the “in” thing these days, especially if you’re hanging out at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics show. That’s CES for those in the industry, and probably the buzziest of words if you have a product and you’re looking for coverage and exposure.

Officials: Tax plan losing power

DENVER — Tax credits passed just three months ago to increase investment in renewable energy have lost much of their effectiveness amid a global economic downturn and should be reworked in Congress, industry officials said Friday.

New neighborhood features solar-power units

The latest new-home community from Pulte Homes includes solar-power systems as a standard item in every home at Villa Trieste in Summerlin.

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