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East Henderson Transmission Project, Nevada

STATUS:  Killed TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Local residents PROSPECTS:  Dead BACKGROUND:  NV Energy proposed to upgrade an existing three-wire, 69-kilovolt transmission line to a 20-wire, 230-kilovolt line to help meet projected energy needs for the Las Vegas Valley.  The $27 million … Continue reading

New Comstock Wind Energy Project, NV

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE:  Wind OPPOSITION: Citizens PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  In 2008, Great Basin Wind, LLC (GBW) submitted a right-of-way application to construct and operate a commercial wind turbine facility that would include approximately 69 wind turbines with … Continue reading

Virginia Peak Wind Project, NV

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Citizens PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Nevada Wind Company's Virginia Peak Wind Project will consist of between 25 and  65 turbines to be located along the ridgeline of the Pah Rah range in Washoe … Continue reading

Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, NV

STATUS: In progress TYPE: Solar OPPOSITION: U.S. Air Force PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND: In 2007, SolarReserve, a solar company based in California, proposed a $700 million solar thermal power plant, covering two square miles near the Nellis Air Force base in … Continue reading

Duke Energy Wind Project Searchlight, Nevada

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Citizens PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Duke Energy plans to build a 160-turbine wind farm in Searchlight that would generate enough electricity to serve more than 100,000 homes. The project would cost approximately $600 million … Continue reading

Sithe Global, Toquop Power Plant, NV

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Senator Harry Reid (D-NV); Stop Toquop; Nevadans for Clean Affordable Reliable Energy; Sierra Club; Nevada Conservation League; Friends of Nevada Wilderness; Nevada Clean Energy Campaign; and Western Resource Advocates. PROSPECTS: Indeterminate. BACKGROUND: The Toquop facility was … Continue reading

LS Power, White Pine Energy Station, NV

STATUS: Indefinitely postponed TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Nevada Sierra Club, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Nevada Clean Energy Campaign; Nevada Conservation League, Western Resource Advocates, Bristlecone Alliance, Sevier Citizens for Clean Air and Water, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, … Continue reading

Sempra Energy Gerlach Plant, NV

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Nevada Clean Energy Campaign PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: In 2004, the developer proposed construction of a $2 billon, 1,450 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Gerlach, Nevada. It immediately attracted fierce local opposition from local governments, Indian … Continue reading

Nevada Energy, Ely Energy Center

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevadans for Clean Affordable Reliable Energy, Nevada Conservation League, Progressive Leadership Alliance, Western Resource Advocates, Citizen Alert, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, Nevada Clean Energy Campaign PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: … Continue reading

Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository, Nye County, Nevada

STATUS:  Suspended indefinitely TYPE: Nuclear OPPOSITION:  Obama Administration; Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid; environmental groups PROSPECTS:  Unlikely BACKGROUND:  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) had originally planned to begin accepting spent fuel and high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain nuclear … Continue reading