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As part of its budget plan, the Trump administration proposes spending $150 million for a new uranium reserve. That could help struggling uranium mining companies in the Mountain West. But the idea has its critics.

 


President Donald Trump somewhat misrepresented his administration’s role in the expansion of domestic oil and gas production during his State of the Union address Tuesday. 

Heat pumps offer one of the best ways to cut carbon in homes and commercial buildings, energy and climate experts say in a new report.

Jenna DeLaurentis

A new hydroelectric dam project could be built within the next few years near Bishop. While many see it as a form of clean energy, some locals are concerned about the effects it could have on the wilderness area. Kurtis Alexander is an environmental reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. KUNR's Bree Zender spoke with him about his reporting.

Beto O'Rourke Talks Education, Energy In Reno

Apr 25, 2019
Beto O'Rourke stands in front of an audience.
Paolo Zialcita / KUNR Public Radio

Governor Sisolak signed a bill Monday that will make Nevada use 50% green energy by 2030. Renewable energy is something presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke spoke about to students as he visited this swing state Thursday. KUNR's Paolo Zialcita has the story.

How Q6 Could Impact Renewable Energy In Nevada

Oct 16, 2018

The upcoming ballot includes Question 6, an initiative that will mandate the increase of production of energy from renewable energy sources in Nevada. Our reporter Paolo Zialcita spoke with UNR associate professor of chemical engineering Charles Coronella about the state of renewable energy in Nevada. 

Noah Glick

Clean energy activists gathered in downtown Reno this morning to protest the auctioning of public land leases for fossil fuel extraction. Reno Public Radio's Noah Glick was there and has more.

Valerie Love is a clean energy campaigner with the Center for Biological Diversity. Standing underneath the Reno arch, she had a message for Washington.

University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman and James Faulds, research professor and director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and State Geologist
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Nevada is known as the Silver State, but as a geological treasure, that doesn't begin to capture Nevada's richness that ranges from its vast untapped geothermal energy to leading in gold and lithium production.

Nevada Gets High Ranking For LEED Projects

Feb 9, 2016
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Nevada is ranked one of the top states in the country for LEED-certified green buildings - a program that encourages environmentally friendly building practices. Our contributor Luiza Vieira has more.

Nevada ranked sixth in the nation for LEED-certified buildings in 2015 — that's according to the U.S Green Building Council's annual review.

To get this certification, projects must factor in things such as location, water and energy efficiency, materials and resources used.

City Officials Tout Reno's Clean Energy Potential

Aug 3, 2015
Julia Ritchey

Following today's Environment Protection Agency announcement on carbon emissions, Reno city officials say the local clean energy industry is in a good position to capitalize on these new rules. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey explains why.

 

Mayor Hillary Schieve and two other City Council members held a short press conference on the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan designed to combat climate change.