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What “Storm Area 51” Can Teach Us About Climate Change

September 19th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

It started out innocently enough. A college student was up late looking at absurd things on Facebook. After seeing a Facebook event planning the theft of “all of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes,” David Montero decided he wanted to make something even more ridiculous, just for fun. He quickly put together “Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us,” and went to bed


8minute To Build 475 Megawatt/540 Megawatt-hour Solar + Storage Project

July 3rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

8minute Solar Energy announced on Tuesday that it has been selected to develop the largest solar plus storage project ever built in Nevada, and one of the largest in the world, measuring in at a whopping 475 megawatts (MW) for the solar array and 540 megawatt-hours (MWh) for the battery storage system. 


4 US States Scoring Under-the-Radar Clean Energy Wins

May 25th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

In the United States, the falling cost of renewable energy means the economic case for investing in renewables is stronger than ever before. Across the country, from South Carolina to Nevada, states are taking new measures to harness wind and solar power. Since January, more than 10 state legislatures have enacted policies that encourage new renewable energy development


On Climate, Washington State Back In The Lead

May 12th, 2019 | by NRDC

Washington State closed out its 2019 legislative session with some big wins for the climate. The legislature passed a 100% clean electricity standard, new efficiency policies, and regulation of super-pollutants, but there is more to do in coming years


NRDC Blog: What That Flashy Renewable Energy Paper Got Wrong

April 27th, 2019 | by NRDC

The costs of wind and solar energy keep falling; installing a new wind turbine costs about a third of what it did in 2008. Solar prices fell by 88 percent during that time. In fact, renewable energy is so inexpensive, utilities have found that they can save customers money by closing coal plants early and replacing them with wind and solar power


Nevada Clean Jobs Boom Traceable To Gov. Sandoval Foresight

April 5th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Some state solar markets are created with a single legal keystone, creating market exuberance where there once was dust. New statistics that now show Nevada leads the nation in clean job growth did not arise from a roll of the dice in Las Vegas


Ending The US Electoral College — Rationale & Testimony

March 9th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott

For CleanTechnica readers not based in the US or unfamiliar with the US presidential election process, there is an odd system that is used that is not a simple one-person-one-vote system. Electoral College (EC) electors are used to represent the states. The number of electors are distributed unevenly, giving low populous states more votes than high populous states. This is an anachronistic holdover from a couple of centuries ago when newspapers were delivered by horse power ... the old, original form of horsepower


Tesla Partners With Local Community Colleges To Attract Talent At Gigafactory 1

January 29th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla is looking to the local community for future employees through its Manufacturing Development Program, which is being offered through Nevada's Jobs for America's Graduates program. The program aims to connect high school graduates in Nevada with the skills required to land a job or move forward with postsecondary education. Naturally, it connects nicely to the high-tech manufacturing jobs at Tesla's booming Gigafactory outside Sparks, Nevada


EV Charging Rates For Commercial Electric Trucks, Buses, & Fast Chargers — Policies Forming

December 28th, 2018 | by NRDC

Charging an electric truck or bus at a fleet depot—or an electric car at an apartment, workplace, or a public fast-charging station—should be far cheaper than filling up on gasoline or diesel. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case at sites that receive electricity under utility rates designed for commercial buildings and industrial operations that don’t reflect the flexible nature of electric vehicle (EV) charging. To remedy this mismatch, Southern California Edison (SCE) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), two of the largest utilities in the nation, have developed an innovative suite of rates designed specifically for commercial EV charging, providing significant fuel cost savings to customers who charge EVs in a manner that supports the electric grid


Tesla Gigafactory Pays Big Dividends For Nevada

December 7th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The Nevada Office of Economic Development says Tesla has exceeded virtually every promise it made to secure incentives for the Gigafactory. The factory has had a dramatic impact on the economy of northern Nevada.


7 US States Set To Double Their Wind Capacity

October 31st, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States wind energy industry installed a total of 612 megawatts (MW) of new capacity in the third quarter, according to the most recent figures from the American Wind Energy Association published Tuesday, paving the way for 7 states to double their capacity in the near-term. 



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