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The future of clean energy under trump

Since Donald Trump’s surprise White House win on Nov. 8 and with each new Cabinet pick, environmentalists and clean energy advocates have been wringing their hands. What does a Trump administration mean for the future of renewable energy? As it turns out, the future of clean energy is still looking bright according to many economists...

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CEP’s favorite things at CES 2017

Every January, just after the new year has begun, Las Vegas fills with hundreds of thousands of people and the latest gadgets and gizmos. Many electronics enthusiasts populate the Las Vegas Convention Center’s halls to inspect (play with) new drones, cars, smart devices and more. This year, Clean Energy Project roamed the halls in search...

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Veterans Day Guest Blog: The Cost of Doing Nothing

“Stores are closed. Cell service is failing. Broadband Internet–gone.  Hospitals are operating on generators, but rapidly running out of fuel. Garbage is rotting in the streets, and clean water is scarce as people boil water stored in bathtubs to stop the spread of bacteria; planes can’t fly, trains can’t run, and gas stations can’t pump fuel....

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Energy Choice: Nevada’s Obstacles & Opportunities

Last Thursday, Clean Energy Project assembled a panel of national experts and energy policy professionals to weigh the opportunities and challenges presented by Question 3, the Energy Choice ballot initiative. This measure seeks to amend Nevada’s constitution by adding language that would de-monopolize NV Energy, restructure the state’s energy market, and open it to competition....

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SUMMARY: Nevada’s New Energy Industry Task Force

After a summer of debate and discussion, Governor Sandoval’s New Energy Industry Task Force (NEITF) adjourned last month with 27 recommendations aimed at guiding Nevada’s energy future. Here are the highlights. 1. Bill Draft Requests: As part of the recommendations issued by the Task Force, Governor Brian Sandoval has submitted three Bill Draft Requests (BDR)...

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Guest Blog: The Key to Energy Independence

Now that both political party conventions are over and our country is shifting into full election season, it’s important to reflect upon the values we share in common—our freedom and independence chief among them. These ideals often invoke cheers for our troops for the sacrifices they make. While certainly not an incorrect response, as a...

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Guest Blog: Summer Energy Efficiency Tips

As we plunge deeper into summer, many Nevadans are experiencing higher utility bills. Here are some tips to help you conserve energy and conserve funds. Lighting: Replace incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that 11 percent of the average small business or home’s electrical usage goes to lighting. LED bulbs...

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UPDATE: Nevada’s New Energy Industry Task Force

Last Thursday, Governor Sandoval's New Energy Industry Task Force (NEITF) met to hear policy recommendations and decide what will be presented to the governor. Clean Energy Project Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Clean Energy Sources Technical Advisory Committee, Jennifer Taylor, and Jeremy Susac, Chair of the Distributed Generation and Storage Technical Advisory Committee...

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Guest Blog: O Canada! A View from the North

by the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles Nevadans understand, as few people do, what a bold future for renewable energy looks like.  And what it looks like is an 800,000 square-foot, solar-paneled battery factory outside Reno – Tesla’s Gigafactory. That plant, which will someday become the world’s second largest building, will not only...

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UPDATE: Rooftop Solar & Net Metering

In February, at the direction of the Nevada State Legislature, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission finalized its ruling on the state’s net-metering policy for rooftop solar generation. Unfortunately, well-intentioned ratepayers invested in rooftop solar based on promises from the state. These promises were changed and undermined much to the detriment of the utility’s customers. The...

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Guest Blog: Paul Caudill, CEO of NV Energy

[UPDATE April 20, 2016]: NV Energy has been named as one of the select group of energy companies that connected the most megawatts of solar energy to the power grid in the United States in 2015, earning a spot on the annual Top 10 utility solar lists compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), formerly...

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Meet Nevada’s Clean Energy Community – Indoor Farms of America

Project Ally and CEP Green Business Guide member, Indoor Farms of America, has brought sustainable farming to the Mojave Desert. In fact, it was the desert conditions that made Las Vegas the ideal place to launch a sustainable agriculture project. With their revolutionary vertical aeroponic system, Indoor Farms founders Dave Martin and Ron Evans have been...

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