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Earthjustice and Vote Solar took the fight to restore rooftop solar for Nevada families and small businesses to the state’s Supreme Court. The groups filed an appeal today challenging the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN)’s unlawful decision to end a successful program that empowered Nevadans to go solar.
Following is a statement from Tom Kimbis, interim president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): Along with its 1,000 member companies, SEIA applauds the leadership of Governor Sandoval in tackling tough issues head on by forming the New Energy Industry Task Force (NEITF). By making the right decisions when it meets for the final time next Tuesday, the task force can drive toward a better way of life for Nevadans using cutting-edge, disruptive technologies, like solar.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the Department of Interior announced the approval of three solar energy projects on public lands in Nevada. “It is remarkable how much progress we have made in building a renewable energy industry in Nevada. In 2009, I was proud to join former Secretary Ken Salazar to announce a plan to prioritize and expedite permitting for renewable energy projects on public lands. In 2010, the first solar project on Nevada public lands was approved.
City of Las Vegas employee Marco Velotta received the 2013 Individual Award for Organizational Excellence at the recent U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Nevada Green Gala held at the Nevada State Museum
Las Vegas City Hall has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District announced that the Department of the Interior has approved a major clean energy project in Southern Nevada. The Midland Solar Project will be built seven miles southwest of Boulder City. Once completed, the solar power plant will generate enough electricity to power approximately 105,000 homes. The project will create 350 construction jobs and up to 10 permanent jobs
U.S. SENATE - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- With wide-ranging support from sportsmen to local governments, Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) are introducing a bipartisan bill that streamlines permitting for renewable energy projects on public lands.
March 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The city of Las Vegas in 2006 adopted a policy that all city buildings would be LEED-certified. So far, five projects are under development that are LEED registered, and will have the opportunity to be LEED-certified upon completion. Those projects include:• The Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement
Washington, D.C. - September 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today highlighted a new report that details clean energy projects in Nevada funded through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Clark County Receives $10 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency, Upgrade Public Housing, Create Jobs
WASHINGTON, DC - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded $500 million in competitive grants today that will allow public housing authorities across the U.S. to build or renovate affordable rental apartments and make existing public housing units more energy efficient.
Las Vegas, NV - August 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The city of Las Vegas, in conjunction with the Green Council, NV Energy, and Home Free Nevada, has expanded its Green Building Program to include incentives to stimulate new green building construction and provide energy efficiency retrofits to existing buildings.
New Pulte Home Residences Features Energy And Water Efficient Design Las Vegas, January 15, 2008 - During the ceremonial portion of tomorrow’s City Council meeting...