All posts tagged "solar energy"

  • Featured Article
    Nevada Energy’s solar energy plan touted by environmental groups, criticized by others

    (Alan Krawitz) – Environmental groups are backing a plan by Nevada Energy to add new solar renewable...

  • Nevada
    Don’t Have Solar? Want To Pay For It Anyway?

    (Michael Schaus, NPRI) – The debate over Nevada’s solar industry is not going away anytime soon, with solar...

  • Business
    Big utilities enter market for small rooftop solar

    (Ray Henry & Susan Montoya, Associated Press) – Traditional power companies are getting into small-scale solar energy and...

  • Government
    WSJ: Big Solar “fleecing the American public”

    Companies cash in on tax credits and ‘net-metering’ schemes. (Review & Outlook, Wall Street Journal) – The Department...

  • Government
    Mitchell: Is the solar energy bubble about to burst?

    (Thomas Mitchell) – A week ago Obama came to Las Vegas for Harry Reid’s traveling planet salvation show...

  • Government
    Obama announces new loans for projects Nevada has halted

    (Thomas Mitchell) – How ironic. On the day Obama is to speak to Harry Reid’s clean energy confab, his administration announces $1 billion in new loan guarantees for distributive energy — rooftop solar panels mostly — at the very time Nevada has shut down rooftop solar construction because it has hit a cap 235...

  • Government
    Reid’s clean energy paean omits a number of facts

    (Thomas Mitchell) – In a run-up to Monday’s National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 at the Mandalay Bay, Sen....

  • Opinion
    PUC staff proposes reneging on contracts with current solar panel owners

    (Thomas Mitchell) – Say what? Buried in the morning newspaper story today about rooftop solar panels hitting the peak capacity allowed under law was a brief mention that the Public Utilities Commission staff is proposing abrogating current contracts with homeowners who already have solar panels. “The staff recommendation would bring all net metering...

  • Opinion
    Net-metering for dummies: Explaining the rooftop solar scam

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – Because of the unrelenting cries of anguish emanating from the rooftop solar industry about how Big Bad NV Energy is trying to kill 6,000 solar industry jobs, maybe you’re thinking you should try to learn something about the brouhaha. But then every time the term “net-metering” is mentioned...

  • Government
    Solar power getting cheaper but still not really competitive

    (Thomas Mitchell) – Solar power has now become competitive with fossil fuels. That’s what Bloomberg Business quoted SunPower Chief...

  • Opinion
    Green Energy Isn’t Big On ROI

    (Andy Matthews/NPRI) – “Facts,” John Adams once famously said, “are stubborn things.” I recalled this quote while reading Kyle Gillis’ coverage of Sen. Harry Reid’s fifth annual National Clean Energy Summit, which was held Tuesday in Las Vegas. A constant theme at these summits has been that “investing” (i.e., spending large sums...

  • Opinion
    Reid Bullies Company: Where’s The Outrage?

    I can’t believe the subdued reaction this got from the media, including Steve Sebelius writing an opinion column that just described what happened. On Tuesday, the second most powerful man in the United States, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, publicly called for a private company, in this case NV Energy, Nevada’s monopoly electricity...

  • Government
    Clean Energy Summit Sparks Political Events, Debate

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – With U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s 5th annual National Clean Energy Summit set to kick off today in Las Vegas, the debate over alternative energy development and the government’s role in its future rages on. The purpose of the day-long event as described on the website is to,...