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Is the Public Utilities Commission Killing the Rooftop Solar Market in Nevada?

Is the Public Utilities Commission Killing the Rooftop Solar Market in Nevada?

Nevada’s Solar Bait-and-Switch New York Times, February 1, 2016 In late December, the state’s Public Utilities Commission, which regulates Nevada’s energy market, announced a rate change drastic enough to kill Nevada’s booming rooftop solar market and drive providers out of the state. Effective Jan. 1, the new tariffs will gradually increase until they triple monthly

Las Vegas Nevada

Another Blow for Energy Efficiency in Nevada

Rebates for LED lights, energy efficient equipment in jeopardy Vegas Inc, January 20, 2016. Image credit: jaygeorge On the same day in December that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada voted to increase bills for solar customers, it dealt another blow to the state’s renewable energy efforts. The commission approved cutting popular energy efficiency programs for

clean energy

Regulatory Issues Hamper Clean Energy in Nevada

Gita Subramony for Zondits, January 6, 2016. Image credit: tpsdave Last week Marketplace reported on how solar customers in Nevada might end up paying more on their utility bills even though they use less energy from the grid. What’s going on here? Abundant sunshine in the Silver State created high demand for solar arrays. However, the

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