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Wind Power News: Nevada


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

August 31, 2018 • NevadaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy developer eyeing Nevada, backs Question 6

Carson City – Nevada is famous for its solar and geothermal energy resources, but there is only one grid-scale wind farm operating in the state, the Spring Valley Wind facility located on public land roughly 30 miles east of Ely. Pattern Energy developed the Spring Valley facility in 2012, and now Eolus North America is variously scoping 2 new wind power projects in Nevada, one near Searchlight and the other near Carson City. Eolus Wind is a leading wind power . . . Complete story »

July 24, 2018 • Arizona, NevadaPrint storyE-mail story

The $3 billion plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant battery

Hoover Dam helped transform the American West, harnessing the force of the Colorado River – along with millions of cubic feet of concrete and tens of millions of pounds of steel – to power millions of homes and businesses. It was one of the great engineering feats of the 20th century. Now it is the focus of a distinctly 21st-century challenge: turning the dam into a vast reservoir of excess electricity, fed by the solar farms and wind turbines that represent the . . . Complete story »

June 15, 2018 • Blogs, NevadaPrint storyE-mail story

Mojave Road experience in jeopardy

A quintessential rite of passage for Mojave explorers will no longer offer the same journey into unconfined and wild desert that generations of travelers have shared if a Sweden-based company gets its way.  A document released by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under a Freedom of Information Act request indicates that towering wind turbines of the proposed Crescent Peak Wind project would be visible from a majority of the Mojave Road in the eastern Mojave desert. The Mojave Road . . . Complete story »

June 7, 2018 • Nevada, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Being ‘green’ is easy, ignore facts

If you thought the “green movement” was more about self-righteous politics than clear-headed science, here are two tales that prove the point. In Arizona a petition is being circulated in an effort to get on the ballot an initiative called the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona Amendment. This would require 50 percent of the electricity generated in the state to come from renewable sources by 2030. The petition states: “The Amendment defines renewable energy sources to include solar, wind, . . . Complete story »

May 17, 2018 • Letters, NevadaPrint storyE-mail story

Mojave not right for wind farm

A Swedish company proposes to build 240 massive wind turbines on 32,531 acres of public land bordering the Mojave National Preserve, the Castle Mountains National Monument and the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness, ruining the views and natural atmosphere within these pristine places. We need to generate electricity from wind and solar, but not at the expense of biodiverse ecosystems millions of years in the making. These turbines would be 500 feet tall and require 90 miles of new roads. . . . Complete story »

May 4, 2018 • NevadaPrint storyE-mail story

Renewable energy vs. the environment: Proposed project getting some blowback

The Trump administration’s America First Energy Plan manifests in Southern Nevada with a proposed wind farm on public land 10 miles west of Searchlight. The planned Crescent Peak Wind Energy Project would generate 500 megawatts of electricity (powering up to 150,000 homes), and it would provide up to 1,200 construction jobs and about 20 permanent positions. The project study areas cover 32,531 acres and the final project will have a “permanent disturbance” of up to 750 acres. According to a . . . Complete story »

April 20, 2018 • NevadaPrint storyE-mail story

Just say ‘no’ to wind project

NEEDLES – If the second two meetings went like the first two, support for the Crescent Peak Wind project is scarce. A total of four scoping meetings were held April 9-12 in Searchlight, Needles, Las Vegas and Henderson as part of the environmental impact statement process. Crescent Peak Renewables, LLC., submitted an application to the Bureau of Land Management requesting authorization to construct, operate, maintain and terminate an up to 500 megawatt wind energy generation facility in November 2015. Crescent Peak . . . Complete story »

April 19, 2018 • NevadaPrint storyE-mail story

Opposition to wind farm project expressed

As part of its review process to determine whether to approve an application to allow construction of wind turbines on 32,000 acres of public land in Nevada adjacent to the California border just west of Searchlight, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a series of scoping meetings to allow public input. At a recent meeting in Las Vegas a half dozen speakers largely expressed support for renewable energy but not on the proposed site. According to a 2012 filing . . . Complete story »

April 16, 2018 • NevadaPrint storyE-mail story

Feedback negative for proposed windfarm

NEEDLES – Two scoping meetings in and the feedback remained negative regarding a proposed wind farm by Crescent Peak Renewables, LLC. Meetings were held in Searchlight and Needles, April 9 and 10 respectively. Two additional meetings were held April 11 and 12, in Las Vegas and Henderson respectively. In November 2015, Crescent Peak Renewables, LLC, submitted an application to the Bureau of Land Management requesting authorization to construct, operate, maintain and terminate an up to 500-megawatt wind energy generation facility. Crescent . . . Complete story »

April 12, 2018 • Letters, NevadaPrint storyE-mail story

Searchlight wind project would be a travesty for the area

I read where they want to build the Crescent Peak Wind Project near Paiute Valley west of Searchlight. This would be a travesty. The location, as described by the Review-Journal’s Henry Brean on March 25, could not be worse when you consider the natural beauty and expanse of one of the largest Joshua tree forests in the United States. Documentation of the slow growth of Joshua trees exists in the scientific literature, indicating that seedlings and older trees grow at . . . Complete story »

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