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Public Land Grab: Senate Bill Gifts Miners Pass to Pollute

Expert BlogWest, Nevada, Idaho, United StatesJosh Axelrod
Senators Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV) and Jim Risch (R-ID) have introduced legislation that makes it easier for mining companies and others to acquire rights to federal land and to be able to use them as dumping grounds and worse. The legislation…

Western Electricity Grid Is Entering Its Day-Ahead Market Era

Expert BlogWest, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, WashingtonKelsie Gomanie

NRDC is working with stakeholders to safeguard consumer interests and environmental protections as utilities from California to the Great Plains weigh proposals to share energy resources through an organized market.

Cover Crops for Every Climate

Expert BlogWest, Midwest, East, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Idaho, New Mexico, TexasLara Bryant, Dr. Daniel Rath
Cover crops are adaptable, valuable, and effective enough that farmers can benefit from them in every region of the United States—even cold or dry areas.

New Program Will Help Ensure Reliable Electricity in the West

Expert BlogCanada, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, WestKelsie Gomanie
The Western Resource Adequacy Program (WRAP) is designed to provide benefits for customers, utilities, and the environment.

The Race to Organize Energy Markets in the Western U.S. Is On

Expert BlogArizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, WyomingKelsie Gomanie
A western regional transmission organization would spur the development of clean electricity sources and lower costs for consumers.

A $3 Billion Milestone for the Western Grid

Expert BlogUnited States, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, WestKelsie Gomanie

After a year of record-breaking heat waves, drought, and flooding, add to that list some good news for the Western United States: The Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM) is positioned to surpass $3 billion in cumulative benefits by the end…

Nevada Becomes 16th Clean Cars State and Model for Others

Expert BlogNevadaDr. Simon Mui

Nevada became the 16th state in the nation to adopt clean cars today, after the Legislative Commission approved the Clean Cars Nevada program in a bipartisan vote. The vote marked the final approval step after the Nevada State Environmental Commission…

Major Agreement on Clean Cars Nevada Program Announced

Expert BlogNevadaDr. Simon Mui

Major stakeholders including clean energy advocates, representatives from the auto industry, and the franchised auto dealer association came together to announce an agreement on modifications to the proposed Nevada's Clean Cars program.

Nevada Aims to Plug Vehicles into Renewable Energy

Expert BlogNevadaMax Baumhefner, Dylan Sullivan

Nevada's legislature has passed a bill that would help the state drive on cleaner, cheaper electricity. If signed into law, the policy would speed the approval of transmission lines needed to move low-cost, renewable electricity across the region and would…

Vote “Yes” on Nevada Question 6

Expert BlogNevadaDylan Sullivan
Whether we vote by mail, early, or in-person on Election Day, Nevadans have a lot to consider this fall.

Nevada Accelerates on Clean Cars

Expert BlogNevadaPatricia Valderrama, Noah Long
Governor Sisolak’s administration took a vital step today to reduce climate-warming and health-harming pollution from cars and trucks: initiating a Clean Cars rulemaking.

When to Bet Against the House

DispatchNevadaJeff Turrentine
Will the threat of water shortages be enough to convince Vegas to stop gambling on overdevelopment?