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A message of thanks and farewell

Today Clean Energy Project announces that we will be winding down our operations this week. As a small non-profit, we have always faced challenges in fundraising. The National Clean Energy Summit, our signature event, has become increasingly expensive to produce over the years, and we can no longer afford to host the event. Without an...

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Nevada’s Gubernatorial Candidates see Opportunity in Clean Energy Economy

Last week, the Clean Energy Project, in conjunction with Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), hosted a series of roundtable discussions with Nevada’s gubernatorial candidates, Chris Giunchigliani, Steve Sisolak, and a representative from Adam Laxalt’s campaign. These meetings provided an opportunity for each campaign to engage with multiple representatives from clean energy industries and gain beneficial knowledge...

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A Nevada Perspective: Solar Net Metering & Energy Storage

Nevada is certainly at a crossroads when it comes to energy issues, and the people and businesses of Nevada are looking at more and more options when it comes to serving their energy needs.  In March, I was honored to be asked by Aaron Larson of Power Magazine to sit down and discuss some broad...

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A new look for the Clean Energy Project

Big news! Today, we’re releasing an updated brand identity, which includes a new logo, font, and colors. You’ll begin to see this new look anywhere we’re out in public, like our website, social media channels, publications and community events. For the past several years, the green power button has symbolized the Clean Energy Project’s work...

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2017 Data: Clean Energy Up; Energy Consumption Down

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the agency within the U.S. Department of Energy that collects and analyzes energy statistics, just released its Electric Power Monthly report comparing electricity data for 2016 and 2017. The data’s clear: 2017 was a good year for clean energy! EIA’s latest stats show dramatic growth in wind and solar...

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Trump’s Solar Tariff Decision Rocks Renewables World

Last year, two US solar manufacturers (with majority foreign ownership) brought a trade case before the U.S. International Trade Commission, charging that low-cost Chinese solar panels were undercutting the market for U.S. solar panels. Suniva, Inc. and SolarWorld requested tariffs on imported solar cells and panels, which according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance are used...

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2017 Wrap-up, Part 3: The Summit is Back!

This blog is the third in our “2017 Wrap-up” series. To read Parts 1 and 2, click here. 2017 was particularly exciting for CEP in that after a one-year hiatus, we relaunched the National Clean Energy Summit with our partner, MGM Resorts International. This year’s Summit was co-hosted by Senator Harry Reid and Governor Brian...

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2017 Wrap-up, Part 2: Growing Nevada’s Clean Energy Advocacy Community

This blog post is the second in our “2017 Wrap-Up” series. To read Part 1, click here. The core of our advocacy efforts begins with engaging like-minded, clean energy supportive businesses. We stepped up our outreach to the business community in 2017, giving presentations and engaging with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, Las...

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2017 Wrap-up, Part 1: Clean Energy Legislative Wins

Celebrating CEP’s Successes in 2017 We thank you for being a part of Clean Energy Project’s successful, exciting and busy year. We had a lot on our agenda throughout 2017, but we have been thinking of the past 12 months in two parts: the first half was dominated by CEP’s work with the Nevada Legislature...

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New Leadership and Expanded Mission for CEP

This week we unveiled a new, modern look for the Clean Energy Project website and are planning to fill the site with timely news, reports and resources on clean energy for businesses, policy makers, media and advocates. We also announced that Curt Ledford, a leading energy attorney in Nevada, has joined our Board of Directors...

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Doe grid study: News… but nothing new

The long-awaited U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grid study is out, and the report largely concludes what we already knew—that economics are to blame for coal and nuclear plant closures, not policies that support renewable energy. Clean energy advocates were understandably nervous about the report, because the letter Secretary Perry wrote to his staff directing...

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