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Old 08-04-2012, 07:35 PM
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Say this about U.S. Sen. Harry Reid: He really believes in renewable energy.

Reid has beat up NV Energy pretty good in recent years. In the closing days of the George W. Bush administration, Reid blocked plans to build coal-fired power plants in Nevada. He said in April on the "Nevada Newsmakers" show, "I don't think NV Energy has done enough to allow renewable energy to thrive."

But that same month, NV Energy reported it had exceeded its state-imposed green-energy requirement of 15 percent by purchasing 16.7 percent of its power from renewable sources. And that was in spite of the Public Utilities Commission rejecting a handful of renewable contracts in July 2011, saying the company hadn't justified the purchases were necessary to meet its quota.

Now Reid is pushing for a Chinese company he played a key role in recruiting to Nevada, ENN Mojave Energy LLC. The company plans a billion-dollar solar energy manufacturing and generating plant near Laughlin, but an ambitious development schedule is being threatened by a lack of green power customers.

Steve Tetreault quoted Reid in Tuesday's Review-Journal saying the project "would start tomorrow if NV Energy would purchase the power," but the company "has not been willing to work on this and that's such a shame."

Reid added: "NV Energy is a regulated monopoly. They control 95 percent of all the electricity that is produced in Nevada and they should go along with this."

They're not, at least not yet.

And there are some legitimate reasons: Power costs are passed directly to consumers, and green energy currently costs more than power generated by coal-fired or natural-gas burning plants. State law mandates NV Energy buy power as cheaply as possible, except when it's required to buy more-expensive green energy to meet state-mandated quotas. But the more green energy you buy, the higher bills climb.

NV Energy has already met its quota, and the PUC has already turned the company down when it proposed contracts that would have exceeded quotas. And when the company does buy power - which it plans to do next in 2014 - it does so by analyzing competitive bids.
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Harry Reid is such a hypocrite, I don't know why the people of his state haven't thrown him out of office. He's a friggin liar and buffoon 3ho has held this country hostage for more than four years now.
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Harry Reid is such a hypocrite, I don't know why the people of his state haven't thrown him out of office. He's a friggin liar and buffoon 3ho has held this country hostage for more than four years now.
Maybe he has a point. Look at California. Rolling blackouts and they are on fossil.
Yes the government should force NV power to buy a certain amt of green or back a competing company. Or just pass a law like some states did on gasoline having to be so much percent bio fuel. Pass a law that energy has to be so much green.
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Maybe he has a point. Look at California. Rolling blackouts and they are on fossil.
Yes the government should force NV power to buy a certain amt of green or back a competing company. Or just pass a law like some states did on gasoline having to be so much percent bio fuel. Pass a law that energy has to be so much green.



Yes Yes Yes California is an AWESOME roll model
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Yes Yes Yes California is an AWESOME roll model
re read what I said. And try to comprehend. I did not hold Cali up as a roll model, just the opposite.
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re read what I said. And try to comprehend. I did not hold Cali up as a roll model, just the opposite.
California's Major Sources of Energy

and you were wrong
California uses less fossil that nevada. just over 50%
close to 15% renewable

None of these are the causes of the rolling blackouts
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Best state in the union That's why everyone has been here,
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California's Major Sources of Energy

and you were wrong
California uses less fossil that nevada. just over 50%
close to 15% renewable

None of these are the causes of the rolling blackouts
I know and I assumed you knew the speculation on the fossil fuel manufactured those rolling blackouts.
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