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At CEP, we have spent the last 5 years educating Nevadans across the state about the enormous potential that the clean energy sector holds for Nevada. Now, a new poll shows that our hard work is paying off!  Nevadans across the spectrum overwhelmingly support clean energy.

Among the poll's findings:

  • 71% of Nevadans believe that renewable energy will create jobs in Nevada.
  • 81% believe that the United States could produce most of its energy from renewable resources in the next few decades.

If you follow clean energy news in Nevada, you've probably heard a lot of discussion around the issue of Nevada’s net metering policy in recent months.  Currently, Nevada policy and political leaders are working to see if any changes are necessary and how net metering policy will be managed in the future. If you've been wondering how net metering works in Nevada, we have answers! 

 

The staff at CEP would like to tell you how very thankful we are for every one of our amazing volunteers and supporters, our Buy Green List participants, our other business supporters and our generous donors.  We are inspired by your passion for sustainable practices, and your commitment to making Nevada a clean energy powerhouse.

We often have cause to talk about Nevada's abundant supply of clean energy resources. Thanksgiving seems like the right time to recognize that the individuals, organizations and businesses who support clean energy in the Silver State are one of the most important resources of all.

Back in the1970s, when people started talking about clean energy as a response to dependency on foreign oil, it was difficult to imagine that clean energy would become mainstream, mass-produced and affordable. The technology and infrastructure for wide-scale adoption did not exist - a substantial barrier for all but the most committed.

Well, it’s a whole new world. Groundbreaking advances in technology have profoundly changed the way we use phones, share information, take pictures and listen to music, among many other things.  We’ve seen the same mind-blowing advances in the technology needed to generate, distribute and conserve energy as we’ve seen in so many other fields.

And now, “the clean energy sector” is a thing. And it’s booming. 

"I'm in the toilet paper business."
"The toilet paper business?"
"Yep. No one notices it until it's not there."

Reducing energy usage. Making appliances more efficient. We all agree that these are good and practical goals. They just haven't seemed very exciting- until now.

Nevada is well on its way to becoming a key clean energy hub. It’s a natural direction for a state that has no coal reserves but does have an abundance of the natural resources that produce clean energy.

As the demand for clean energy increases across the United States and around the world, the issue of transmission is becoming increasingly important. Our capacity to build large scale clean energy generation projects is outpacing our ability to get that energy to consumers.  

For most industrialized nations, the journey to widespread energy consumption has taken a couple hundred years, and passed through numerous stages.

As the global economy becomes increasingly more unpredictable and complex, assessing and managing risk for both business and government becomes paramount.

 

Henry Ford added a conveyor belt system to his assembly line and revolutionized automobiles, manufacturing and American life. The creation of the microprocessor in the early 1970s made low-cost personal computers a reality. When innovators focus on turning interesting inventions into accessible, affordable, user-friendly products, they pave the way for transformative change in the adaption of technology.

 

 

 

Through bipartisan leadership, Nevada is leading the nation on decreasing carbon pollution and is poised to economically benefit from the recommended existing power plant state emission standards.

Luiz Oliveira is the owner of a popular local coffee shop called Sambalatte Torrefazione. In the summer of 2011 Luiz noticed that his AC system was having a hard time keeping up with their cooling needs. The building is newer (in Boca Park), so Luiz and his staff started investigating what could be causing this problem.

Energy 2030 on the Road is part of a national campaign to double US energy productivity by 2030. Kateri Callahan of the Alliance to Save Energy first took the stage to tell us what that actually means...

Clean Energy Project and Green Chips made history with the Clark County Commission yesterday by officially flipping the switch for the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign's newly installed solar panels. The world's most iconic sign is now powered by Nevada's very own solar energy!

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) is holding a Consumer Session on October 16th.  The purpose of the Session is to take comments from ratepayers about the merger between NV Energy and MidAmerican.  If you care about clean energy in Nevada, this is important, and I want you to attend.

This year has been momentous for clean energy in Nevada! We’ve seen state legislators work together to improve our clean energy policies, our supporters have spoken before the Public Utilities Commission in support of clean energy, and our utility company has decided to decommission their coal fired power plants and invest in new clean energy projects! So when it comes to solar powering the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign- well that’s just icing on the cake!

Many of the people reading this probably know a little about my background. I studied natural resource and environmental economics at UNR and I’ve always been interested in the challenge of putting an economic value on a social good like clean energy and clean air. We can measure exactly how much people value coffee by daily purchases, but it’s much harder to measure how much people value clean energy.

The Perfect Scoop and Boba Tea has passed their One Year Anniversary with business continuing to grow. Clean Energy Project's Carrotmob on Saturday, April 6th organized over 200 of their supporters to purchase an item between 12 - 5 pm, tripling The Perfect Scoop's average sales and making energy efficiency improvements possible. 

I've been a supporter of the Clean Energy Project since I attended their educational event in February of this year. Just this past Monday I spoke at the Public Utility Commission of Nevada Consumer Session to tell the commissioners that the future of our economy is green energy.  

Advanced Energy Economy released this blog post last week on the success of Renewable Portfolio Standard legislation across the United States. You can read our report on changes to the RPS HERE

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19 Dec

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We are pleased to see the official phasing out of coal in Nevada. However, we are disappointed by the Public Utility Commission's rejection of the Moapa solar project that would have replaced this coal with our state's own natural resources and created jobs.

18 Dec

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Congratulations to Phil Ulibarri, a student at Truckee Meadows Community College, who was the first place winner of the National Geothermal Student Competition.This year student teams were tasked to develop a way to communicate geothermal energy to the public.

18 Dec

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