www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c52+94?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZCritics: NV Energy undercuts renewable energy development.362002012-09-30T12:07:10Z2012-09-30T12:07:10ZCritics say Nevada's largest utility is undercutting the spirit of legislation designed to spur renewable energy development by purchasing power from out-of-state sources. ...the company has used wind power from Wyoming, geothermal from Utah and hydropower from Idaho dams to help it meet the state's requirement.Green energy, politics lead agenda at Vegas summit.357242012-08-07T03:32:28Z2012-08-07T03:32:28ZThe politics of renewable energy headed the agenda in battleground Nevada on Tuesday, as Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar opened a fifth annual green energy conference with the announcement that a 12-square-mile wind energy farm in rural White Pine County will begin producing electricity.High-powered taxation in the Silver State.332652011-10-10T14:35:11Z2011-10-10T14:35:11ZGovernor vetoes controversial last-minute energy bill.322452011-06-18T13:41:24Z2011-06-18T13:41:24Z"To increase utility rates on Nevadans struggling to emerge from a severe economic recession would result in the imposition of an unnecessary and unfair burden on our recovery," he wrote.
The bill, critics said, could have put ratepayers on the hook for $1 billion in transmission lines.
Alternate-energy scramble on across West.233562009-09-28T20:39:26Z2009-09-28T20:39:26ZIn Utah, state officials are fielding various combinations of energy proposals, a list that includes solar and geothermal installations and an energy storage project ...Scores of projects - some speculative, others well-funded and a few quirky - have surfaced with energy companies eager to take advantage of loan guarantees and tax breaks being promoted by President Barack Obama.State panel: Spend $3 billion to connect Nevada power lines to renewable resources.230102009-09-05T01:28:15Z2009-09-05T01:28:15ZA state committee is recommending that power companies spend about $3 billion on transmission lines to connect renewable energy sites in rural Nevada to existing lines.Federal energy plan approved, but criticism of delays lingers.223462009-07-26T16:48:46Z2009-07-26T16:48:46ZPolitical leaders from both parties have often said Nevada is in a race with other states to attract renewable energy projects.
Solar, wind and geothermal energy production represent the very future of Nevada's economy, they say.
Despite the bold talk, state government has lagged behind surrounding states in applying for millions in federal stimulus dollars for renewable energy and energy conservation projects.
Nevada lawmakers OK money for energy authority.217852009-06-25T14:44:46Z2009-06-25T14:44:46ZDespite a historic budget shortfall that forced lawmakers to make deep cuts in nearly every state agency, the Legislature created the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Authority. Lawmakers hope it eventually will be funded with tax dollars from the renewable energy projects the authority helps to attract to the state.
In the meantime, the new authority has $500,000 taken from the Public Utilities Commission's reserve account.
Supervisors likely to hold energy workshop.206372009-04-05T23:37:45Z2009-04-05T23:37:45ZHarnessing the sun and the winds will be looked at Monday by the Mohave County Supervisors.
The supervisors will look to hold a special workshop in the coming months dealing with renewable energy projects in Mohave County. No workshop has been scheduled, but, upon recommendation of the county planning and zoning board, one is highly likely.
Eminent domain for power lines?.201482009-02-23T16:04:57Z2009-02-23T16:04:57ZReid announced the pending legislation at the opening of the National Clean Energy Project in Washington. Former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, billionaire wind-energy promoter T. Boone Pickens, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others joined Reid at today's summit.Nevada governor challenges senator's stance on coal plants.110902007-08-01T11:41:15Z2007-08-01T11:41:15ZCARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Gov. Jim Gibbons isn't joining U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in condemning three proposed coal-fired power plants in rural Nevada that would supply electricity to Las Vegas.
Although coal plants long have been criticized for the pollutants they spew into the air, the Republican governor said new technology "minimizes the production of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emission."
Reid, D-Nev., said he opposes the coal-fired plants in White Pine and Lincoln counties because they would produce millions of tons of pollution. As an alternative, he wants the state to consider renewable forms of energy and improved energy efficiency. House rejects amendment to stop power lines.102932007-06-21T11:34:23Z2007-06-21T11:34:23ZWASHINGTON - The House rejected a resolution Wednesday that would block government plans to spur construction of major new power lines in many states regardless of local opposition.
The issue has been contentious in parts of the East Coast and in the Southwest, where two high priority transmission corridors for power lines were proposed. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., warned colleagues that unwanted power lines could come to their district. Federal proposal to expand transmission corridor would override landownersâ€™ desires.92282007-04-29T11:43:22Z2007-04-29T11:43:22ZA new federal proposal to help electricity flow more freely could help the energy-choked East Coast. But it could also infuriate landowners, who have traditionally gotten their way in fights against utilities in Delaware.
U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman last week named Delaware as part of his proposed eastern National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor. It would run from New York to Virginia, and west to Ohio. A second corridor would run through California, Arizona and Nevada. Lawmakers debate bills that would change regulation of public utilities.82152007-03-02T13:11:18Z2007-03-02T13:11:18ZLawmakers debated three bills Wednesday that change Nevada utility regulation, including one to classify power plants that burn tires as renewable energy systems for purposes of meeting state standards for â€śgreenâ€ť energy production.
The other bills heard by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee state that co-ops, non-profits and renewable energy systems are exempt from the state environmental review laws on utilities.
The co-op and nonprofit measure, SB111, was approved despite opposition from state regulators and the Nevada Conservation League. The environmentalist group also opposed the other two bills, which will come up for committee votes at later hearings.
SB111, sponsored by Sen. Mike McGinness, R-Fallon, would exempt non-profits and co-ops that want to build power plants from terms of the stateâ€™s Utility Environmental Protection Act, or UEPA.
Reid calls for Democratic push for energy plan.12042006-01-06T14:10:19Z2006-01-06T14:10:19ZLAS VEGAS -- Sen. Harry Reid called Wednesday for a 14-year federal energy plan that he said would encourage renewable sources of power and ensure domestic supply.
Energy costs should be no secret.376462013-03-07T19:38:18Z2013-03-07T19:38:18ZWhen the Legislature requires power companies to buy a certain percentage of their power from alternative producers - regardless of cost - they're already out of bounds. In addition to inviting graft and corruption this artificially drives up rates, crippling economic recovery, while sending false signals that alternatives to fossil fuels are a good investment.Green summit: And never is heard a discouraging word.357382012-08-10T00:08:19Z2012-08-10T00:08:19ZNo doubt renewable energy technologies will continue to evolve and become more viable. But it would be helpful if conferences such as this one included a serious discussion of economic realities rather than simply devolving into a pep rally for increased public handouts to favored green producers all too eager to stick out their hands.Wind turbines: Nevada's crock.347582012-04-09T14:43:50Z2012-04-09T14:43:50ZThe head of Reno's renewable energy program says turbine makers misled the city about how much power its turbines would generate. ...He wants the Nevada PUC to make proof of electricity generation a rebate requirement.Air Force isn't trying to act as 'Doctor No' .216632009-06-19T21:26:30Z2009-06-19T21:26:30ZCol. Howard "Dave" Belote, commander of the 99th Air Base Wing at the Nellis Air Force Training Range, pledged to work together early in the process on projects like renewable energy in an attempt to dispel the military's image as an obstacle.
"We're not trying to stop development, but we want to say we're here, we're going to be here for a long time," Belote told Nye County Commissioners Tuesday.
Coal must be part of energy plan.150612008-04-04T23:50:39Z2008-04-04T23:50:39ZRenewable energy alone cannot reliably meet Nevada's growing energy demand. To keep the lights on day and night, during windy and calm days, Nevada needs base-load electricity generation, and that is best supplied through a mix of available energy resources. This type of generation provides a constant flow of electricity. Renewables, for the most part, provide an intermittent source of electricity, which can be helpful during peak use, but not 24/7. ...Instead of attempting to stop using our most abundant resource, we need to be supporting progress in making coal cleaner and a viable source of secure and affordable energy.