Nevada

Five new governors aim for 100% renewables

Governors-elect in Colorado and Connecticut want a 100% renewables mandate. Approaching 100% is the goal for governors-elect in Illinois, Nevada and Maine.

Pro-clean energy candidates for governor identified by AEE win 7 “open” elections

The new governors favor policies such as a higher renewables mandate, community solar, increased use of storage, and expanding the Western grid, reports the nonprofit Advanced Energy Economy.

Duel in the desert: matching RPS initiatives pass in Nevada and fail in Arizona

After the most expensive ballot initiative campaign in the state’s history, Arizona’s 50% by 2030 RPS initiative has been defeated, while in Nevada the bill’s identical twin found the support it needed to pass its first election cycle.

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Top states and races to watch for clean energy on election day

Clean energy is on the ballot on November 6, and these are the states where voters will be making the biggest decisions.

NV Energy looking for another 350 MW of large-scale renewables

The utility is expanding upon its procurement of 1 GW of solar with an new RFP for RPS-compliant renewables, which can include projects with integrated energy storage.

Democrats sweep AEE clean energy scorecards

Trade group Advanced Energy Economy has published a scorecard which ranks candidates in nine gubernatorial races on clean energy issues, and one of the two major parties is largely missing in action.

Nevada primed for up to a gigawatt of energy storage

A report by the Brattle Group for Nevada regulators suggests that by 2030 – depending on pricing – 700 to 1,000 MW / 2.8 to 4 GWh worth of energy storage could be cost-effectively deployed statewide.

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Con Edison’s big buy: 943 MW of solar from Sempra

The $1.54 billion transaction will make Con Edison the 2nd-largest owner of operational solar assets in the United States, and is expected to close by the end of the year.

World’s largest rooftop solar system – first image from Tesla

Tesla has released an image of its solar powered rooftop, which is currently under construction. It is now clear that the system will be the world’s largest at 70 MW.

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SEIA, Vote Solar support Nevada renewable energy mandate

The two groups have come out to advocate for Question 6, in hopes of establishing the fourth-most aggressive renewable portfolio standard in the country.

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