Chantal Lovell

Deputy Communications Director

Chantal Lovell joined the Nevada Policy Research Institute in January 2014 to serve as its deputy communications director. She oversees the Institute’s publications, coordinates staff media appearances and manages NPRI’s new media efforts.

Recent Work

Energy regulations to kill thousands of Nevada jobs

So-called ‘renewable’ and ‘clean’ energy mandates driving up energy prices

April 27, 2015

In the coming years, Nevada’s destructive energy policy will become an unavoidable reality for over 2,600 hard-working Nevada residents and harder to ignore for all rate payers. That’s thanks to Senate Bill 123, a law passed by the 2013 Legislature ordering the Silver State’s energy provider, NV Energy, to close down its remaining coal-fired power plants by 2020.

NPRI comments on Senate passage of Sandoval's tax

April 21, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Responding to the Nevada Senate’s passage today of Senate Bill 252 to create a Gross-Receipts Business License Tax, the Nevada Policy Research Institute’s Executive Vice President Victor Joecks issued the following comments:

Green schools not right for Nevada

As districts begin to build new schools, they should focus on kids, not environmental activists

April 16, 2015

New school buildings are coming to Nevada, and if recent years are any indication, the push to build those schools to “green” standards will be as strong as the push that led lawmakers to authorize 10 additional years of bonding without voter approval to fund the construction of those schools.

NPRI hails passage of Opportunity Scholarships

April 13, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Policy Research Institute is applauding Gov. Brian Sandoval for signing into law Assembly Bill 165, legislation creating of the state’s first Opportunity Scholarships, a school choice measure for which the Institute has long advocated.

Abandoning coal in NV will cost Nevada

April 9, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Thousands of working Nevadans will be left jobless and energy customers will see their bills skyrocket as Nevada implements a two-year-old law requiring NV Energy to shut down its coal-fired power plants by 2020 and shift to renewable sources.