Nevada legislature boosts clean energy, bringing back rooftop solar companies
The Nevada legislature has decided to right a wrong against the solar industry — and solar companies are eager to get back to business in the state.
Despite major vetoes, lawmakers advanced pro-renewable energy agenda
Ahead of an expected massive paradigm shift in energy policy tied to the likely success of a 2018 ballot question, Nevada lawmakers sent Gov. Brian Sandoval 11 bills pushing state policy toward a more renewable-focused future — measures ranging from restoring reimbursements for rooftop solar owners to creating additional incentives for energy storage and electric vehicles.
In state-level fights, renewable energy proponents make an economic case
While President Donald Trump tries to deliver on a campaign promise to bring back domestic U.S. manufacturing, a fellow Republican, Minnesota state Rep. Marion O'Neill, has taken aim at a subsidy in her state that is credited with boosting local solar industry employment by 131% since it was enacted in 2013.
New efficiency, renewable energy bills position Nevada to be national leader
Bills introduced in the Nevada Legislature on Monday will position the Silver State as a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy, clean-energy advocates said today. Monday was a big night for renewable energy in Carson City, with five new bills introduced aimed at reducing energy use, increasing investments in homegrown renewable energy, lowering costs for consumers, and boosting the state's economy.
Nevada Legislature Wraps up With Significant Education Boost
Nevada lawmakers are agreeing to boost state education programs by more than $200 million with several bipartisan bills and a final budget agreement that will close out the 2017 session.
Bill would reward Nevada teachers for professional growth
An emergency bill in the works with under two weeks remaining in the Nevada legislative session would ensure raises for school district employees who complete professional growth plans.
Sick leave bill on its way to Nevada Senate
A Senate panel on Friday passed a bill requiring businesses with more than 50 employees to provide paid sick leave.
Nevada Senate Approves Bill for 3 Paid Sick Days Yearly
In response to advancing legislation for paid sick leave, Nevada's Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval is expressing serious concerns about policies that could stifle economic growth.