Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Is the Public Utilities Commission Killing the Rooftop Solar Market in Nevada?

15 Feb , 2016  

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Nevada’s Solar Bait-and-Switch New York Times, February 1, 2016 In late December, the state’s Public Utilities Commission, which regulates Nevada’s energy market, announced a rate change drastic enough to kill Nevada’s booming rooftop solar market and drive providers out of the state. Effective Jan. 1, the new tariffs will gradually increase until they triple monthly […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Another Blow for Energy Efficiency in Nevada

21 Jan , 2016  

Las Vegas Nevada

Rebates for LED lights, energy efficient equipment in jeopardy Vegas Inc, January 20, 2016. Image credit: jaygeorge On the same day in December that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada voted to increase bills for solar customers, it dealt another blow to the state’s renewable energy efforts. The commission approved cutting popular energy efficiency programs for […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Issues Hamper Clean Energy in Nevada

6 Jan , 2016  

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Gita Subramony for Zondits, January 6, 2016. Image credit: tpsdave Last week Marketplace reported on how solar customers in Nevada might end up paying more on their utility bills even though they use less energy from the grid. What’s going on here? Abundant sunshine in the Silver State created high demand for solar arrays. However, the […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Nevada’s LED Program Yields 10% More Energy Savings Than Projected

14 Sep , 2015  


Nevada Sees Triple the Projected LED Sales Due to Instant Discount Energy Efficiency Markets, September 14, 2015. Image credit: “Nevada initiated the LED program in 2014 and had three times the level of participation they had planned the first year,” said Howard Geller, executive director of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. “Utilities had dropped promotion of CFLs […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

The Vegas Strip is Going Green

10 Sep , 2015  

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Caesars Entertainment Introduces Major Energy Efficiency Upgrades Market Watch, September 10, 2015. Image credit: Reflex Supplements The Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) awarded property tax incentives to 11 Caesars Entertainment affiliated casino resorts for introducing significant energy and water savings measures in tens of millions of square feet of commercial space. The resorts received the […]

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