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"The toilet paper business?"
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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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