Nevada News

The following news clips highlight Nevada involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

February 26, 2014

DOI Announces Two Solar Projects Approved in California, Nevada

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the approval of two solar energy projects located near the Nevada-California border that are expected to supply 550 megawatts of renewable energy. More

September 4, 2013

Cost Gap for Western Renewables Could Narrow by 2025: NREL

A new Energy Department study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies. More

July 10, 2013

Land Order Facilitates Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that new mining claims would be withdrawn from 303,900 acres of land within 17 Solar Energy Zones in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. More

June 12, 2013

DOI Approves Three Renewable Energy Projects in Arizona and Nevada

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the approval of three major renewable energy projects in Arizona and Nevada that are expected to deliver up to 520 megawatts to the electricity grid. More

April 17, 2013

First U.S. Grid-Connected Enhanced Geothermal System Deployed

The Energy Department recognized the nation's first commercial enhanced geothermal system project to supply electricity to the grid. More

March 20, 2013

DOI Approves Three Renewable Energy Projects in California and Nevada

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the approval of three major renewable energy projects in California and Nevada that are expected to deliver 1,100 megawatts to the grid, enough electricity to power more than 340,000 homes. More

October 24, 2012

Report: Utility Efficiency Could Save Southwest Consumers $20 Billion

Expanded energy efficiency programs from utilities in six Southwestern states could save consumers $20 billion by 2020, according to a new study by the Colorado-based public interest group Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. More

October 17, 2012

Interior Department Approves Solar Energy Zones on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has finalized a program to spur development of solar energy on public lands in six Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. More

August 15, 2012

White House Expedites Seven Major Renewable Energy Projects

The Obama Administration announced that seven significant solar and wind energy projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming will be expedited, providing nearly 5,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 1.5 million homes. More

July 25, 2012

Administration Maps Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Energy Department, will publish the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for solar energy development in six southwestern states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. More

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