During an interview on Nevada Newsmakers
“I don’t think NV Energy has done enough to allow renewable energy to thrive. I think a lot of the things they blame, not having the purchase-power agreements, has been based on what they say the Public Utilities Commission won’t do. It is simply not true. I have spoken to commissioners myself, and I think that if NV Energy wanted to do more with renewable energy, they could.”
When host Sam Shad said renewable energy is more expensive, especially solar energy, Reid said that simply was not true, and argued that Nevada has no oil and needs to produce power with geothermal, wind and solar. Perhaps he’s not heard of the Chainman Shale Formationmore expensive
Nevada lawmakers have passed a law requiring NV Energy to acquire 25 percent of its power from renewables by 2025.
But surely Harry knows those “green” energy companies are huge contributors to him and the Democratic Party.
Coincidentally on the same day Reid was slamming NV Energy, the Review-Journal reported online
The $225 million Spring Valley Wind, west of Great Basin National Park, is owned by Pattern Energy and will use 66 turbines to generate 150 megawatts of electricity. The company has a 20-year contract with NV Energy at the rate of 9.8 cents per kilowatt-hour, more than double the cost of natural gas.
Pattern Energy’s CEO is Mike Garland, who is a backer of WindPAC, which has contributed
Today First Solar, which built a 50-megawatt solar panel farm in Ivanpah Valleyfiring 30 percent sold that Ivanpah solar farm
First Solar has received $3 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. government to support its various projects.
First Solar’s former CEO, Robert Gillette, was a big contributor
Gillette was replaced by company Chairman Michael Ahearn, who, along with his wife, has given $123,000
The Center for American Freedom has a listing
(For video clip and chart of power contracts visit 4TH ST8