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Washington can look to Nevada for proof that investing in a clean energy standard is a no-brainer | Sisolak

By Steve Sisolak
When I came into office in 2019, I promised to combat climate change, invest in renewable energy and make Nevada the vibrant home of a clean energy economy.

Nevada Groups Focus on Climate Impact on Diverse Communities

By Associated Press
Several organizations in Nevada led by women of color have banded together to shed light on the ways the state’s low income and diverse communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution.

The US’s largest solar farm is canceled because Nevada locals don’t want to look at it

By Michelle Lewis
The 850 megawatt, 9,200-acre solar farm, which would have been constructed in southern Nevada’s Moapa Valley, was to sit on 14 square miles on the Mormon Mesa, a flat-topped hill around 50 miles northeast of…

Reservoirs are drying up as consequences of the Western drought worsen

By Diana Leonard and Others Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Reservoir levels are dropping throughout the West, as the drought tightens its grip on the region and intense summer heat further stresses both water supply and the surrounding landscape. Many reservoirs are at or approaching…

Solar Now Powers 13 MGM Resort Properties on the Las Vegas Strip

By Ryan Slattery
Harnessing the energy of the hot desert sun. That’s exactly what MGM Resorts International is now doing to power its properties on the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas weighs tying growth to conservation amid drought

By Sam Metz Photo: Joe Cavaretta , AP
Record-breaking heat and historic drought in the West are doing little to discourage cities from planning to welcome millions of new residents in the decades ahead.

‘It’s brutal’: Las Vegas cooks amid blazing heatwave – and it’s going to get worse

By Gabrielle Canon Photo: Gabrielle Canon , The Guardian
By midnight on Wednesday, two days into a scorching heat wave to hit the US west, the air in Las Vegas had barely cooled.

Nevada solar installers give Secretary Granholm tour of Townsite Solar Facility

By Kelsey Misbrener
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) workers in Boulder City, Nevada, gave Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-NV) a demonstration of how solar panels are installed during a private tour…

Will Nevada support renewable energy vs biodiversity & Indigenous rights?

By Max Wilbert
Global emissions of carbon dioxide reached 36.8 billion metric tons in 2019, and were on track for the highest levels ever in 2020. But then the coronavirus hit, and the resulting economic slowdown caused carbon emissions…

True impact of highly lauded clean energy bill unclear, say environmental groups

By Clara Bates Photo: Ernest Ojeh , Unsplash
Nevada hopes to become a national leader in clean energy, but some activists are concerned about what might be sacrificed along the way.