Oil shale potential would mean jobs and wealth if land were privately owned.
What’s good for NV Energy’s new owner won’t be good for Nevada's ratepayers.
After years during which baseline revenue failed to grow, state revenues were beginning to turn around ahead of the 2013 Nevada Legislative Session. Even with more than $700 million in temporary tax hikes set to expire, Nevada was projected to receive more tax revenue by FY 2015 than it received in FY 2012.
Obamacare's impact on New York premiums foretells a disaster, not 'success.'
Nevada doesn’t spend its education dollars wisely.
The general public didn’t gain much from 2013 legislature, but special interests sure did.
Pending fuel-switch legislation could dramatically increase power rates.
NV Energy wants to replace existing power plants before their usefulness has ended and for consumers to not only pay for the new plants, but also to pay more in perpetuity.
A version of the plan, dubbed “NVision” by the utility’s public relations team, was first proposed to the state Public Utility Commission in 2012. When the PUC rejected the proposal, the company took it to Sen. Kelvin Atkinson and Assemblyman David Bobzien, who introduced it in the Nevada Legislature’s current session as Senate Bill 123.
If enacted, NV Energy’s legislation would require the firm to close down at least 800 megawatts (MW) of coal‐fired electric generation capacity before the standard decommissioning date — after having constructed new renewable and natural‐gas‐ fired power plants to replace that lost capacity.
Nevada governments spend more than you think.
A review of the bills still alive during the 2013 Legislative Session.