A nonprofit group promoting energy efficiency is recommending a number of ways Nevada can do more to promote the use of electric cars in the wake of Tesla Motors’ plans to build a $5 billion battery factory in the state.
Nevada’s emissions from electrical power plants would be sliced more than 34 percent by 2030 under goals set Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $20 million grant to Nevada’s higher education system to help find ways to make large-scale solar power plants more practical and efficient on arid desert lands.
Las Vegas city and officials with the dominant Nevada electricity utility are marking the completion of an $8.2 million project that put solar panels at 16 city facilities including 33 “solar trees” at the front of the new City Hall.
A new solar plant south of Las Vegas will soon provide clean energy for thousands of people.