Nevada clean energy and climate change news briefs

Carson City, March 28, 2014: Western Resource Advocates hires new Executive Director NCARE partner organization Western Resource Advocates announced this week that Jon Goldin-Dubois will be its new President, beginning June 2014.  Goldin-Dubois will lead the organization in meeting  its mission of protecting the West’s land, air, and water with an emphasis on addressing climate change. “Western Resource […]

Get Ready for Crescent Dunes

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project in Tonopah slated to open this year Concentrating solar power uses fields of mirrors to reflect sunlight onto a structure in which the solar heat is  collected to generate electricity. Unlike the more common photovoltiac (PV) solar energy technology – the kind found on rooftops – CSP has the capacity […]

Energy in Nevada: Tale of three power plants

Energy in Nevada – Do you know where your electricity comes from? Energy in Nevada – the lights turn on when you flip the switch. So does the computer if you even bother to turn it off anymore. And yes, we do, most of us, have at least some idea of where our electricity comes […]

New readings in climate change

Paleoclimate of the American West, and what we know right now I just finished reading two very good new readings in climate change. One tells you  what you might want to know about the past, present and future – and it turns out, very wild –  climate of the American West. The other is the […]