Recycling CFL Bulbs in Nevada

Just in time for Earth Day Articles about recycling are big around Earth Day (April 22) so we thought we’d add our effort and let you know how and where you can recycle compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL’s) and fluorescent tubing in Nevada. This piece is prompted by a question that Speaker of the Nevada Assembly […]

Nevada clean energy and climate change news briefs

Nevada clean energy and climate change news briefs for week of April 1, 2014 Republican Senator Dean Heller joins in bipartisan support of wind energy tax credit The Federal Production Tax Credit for Wind Energy was an important support for the development of wind energy in this country before Congress allowed it to expire at the […]

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 […]

Playing With Smart Meter

How to monitor your home energy use using your smart meter and NV Energy’s webpage Since I started this blog I’ve become an energy wonk. It’s an vitally important subject, from the global – how do we transition to generating our electricity from renewable resources? – to the most local of the local – my […]

So you want to buy green power

So you want to buy green power. You might want to live more sustainably. You might want to do your part to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. Your small business might be undertaking a sustainability initiative to enhance your company’s value and market position. You might want to break free from the grid. Whatever […]

Nevada PUC approves lower incentive levels for Solar Generations program

Lower incentives  more consistent with neighboring states, says NV Energy 7/1/13:  Last week the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) approved lower incentive levels for the popular Solar Generations program administered by NV Energy. In Solar Generations, homeowners, small businesses, public and private schools, and public facilities that install solar panels on their property to generate electricity […]