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Proposed solar arrays in Clark County include battery storage

The Bureau of Land Management is currently accepting public comments on two of the largest solar arrays ever built in Nevada and the first to incorporate batteries that will enable power delivery at night.

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.

NV Energy finds source of Sandy Valley’s electrical issues

NV Energy discovered Thursday morning that a damaged insulator on a pole north of Sandy Valley’s Quartz Road was allowing electricity to run free, leading to the outages. The issue worsened when temperatures rose mid-day and the metal supporting the insulators expanded.

Searchlight residents blast proposed wind turbine project

About 50 people in this town of about 400 residents turned out to voice their displeasure with the project, which could bring more than 200 wind turbines, each the height of a skyscraper, to the hills 10 miles to the west.

 
Solar array to power Wynn’s Paradise Park in Las Vegas

A dedicated solar array 375 miles away near Fallon will supply renewable energy to power the $1.5 billion development soon to begin construction on the site of the former Desert Inn Golf Club, just east of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore.

Clark County schools consider cutting the NV Energy cord

Nevada’s largest school district — the fifth biggest in the nation — could become the first major public entity to leave NV Energy under a proposal headed to school board trustees this week.

Trump’s budget chief says funding for Yucca Mountain was his idea

President Donald Trump’s top budget man, Mick Mulvaney, solved a mystery Tuesday. Asked who put $120 million into Trump’s spending plan to restart licensing for a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and other interim storage, Mulvaney said he did it.

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.

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