Geoffrey Lawrence

Nevada’s biennial season of special interests

General public didn’t gain much from 2013 legislature, but special interests did

June 17, 2013

The general public didn’t gain much from 2013 legislature, but special interests sure did.

NVision = higher power bills

Pending fuel-switch legislation could dramatically hike power rates

May 28, 2013

Pending fuel-switch legislation could dramatically increase power rates.

NV Energy plan would impose big, new hidden costs on ratepayers

'Fuel switch' plan resembles a 'bait and fuel switch'

May 22, 2013

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.

Five myths about government spending in Nevada

Nevada governments spend more than you think

May 20, 2013

Nevada governments spend more than you think.

The good, the bad and the ugly: Part III

A review of bills still winding through the Nevada Legislature

May 15, 2013

A review of the bills still alive during the 2013 Legislative Session.

The good, the bad and the ugly: Part II

A review of bills still winding through the Nevada Legislature

May 9, 2013

A review of the bills still alive during the 2013 Legislative Session.

The good, the bad and the ugly: Part I

A review of bills that didn't survive the committee deadline

April 18, 2013

An overview of bills that didn’t survive the committee deadline.

Charting a better path

Charter agencies would free up reform, innovation within state workforce

April 9, 2013

Charter agencies would enable reform and encourage innovation within the state's workforce.

The illusion of prosperity

'Renewable' energy doesn’t enrich; it impoverishes

April 4, 2013

'Renewable' energy doesn’t enrich society; 'renewable' energy impoverishes it.

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