February 13, 2012

How Solar Power Can Pay Off Debts

Nick Sibilla, Reason Online


Boulder City, Nevada has found a new way to pay off its debt: solar power. The city is home to not only Hoover Dam, but two of the largest solar power plants in the United States, Copper Mountain Solar I (58 megawatts) and Nevada Solar One (65MW). Both solar facilities are leased on land owned by Boulder City in a specially designated "energy zone. . ."

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TAGGED: Economy, Energy Subsidies, Regulations, Taxes, Renewable Energy Initiatives, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Reason Online


The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced a slew of projects that will collectively receive about $60 million and work on making solar electricity more affordable. . . more ››
October 16, 2013
The Irony of the 'Subsidy Summit'
Stephen DeMaura, RealClearEnergy
A national energy security summit hosted by Securing America’s Future Energy Foundation (SAFE) and its sister organization the Electrification Coalition is set to take place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, and will focus... more ››
October 14, 2013
Myth-Busting Germany's Energy Transition
Chris Nedler, SmartPlanet
Major English-language media have been propagating a false narrative about the stunning success of Germany’s transition to renewable energy: the Energiewende. To hear them tell it, the transition has been a massive failure,... more ››
Three years after the U.S. government promised $8.3 billion in lending for a nuclear plant in Georgia, Southern Co. and its partners have not sealed a deal. . . more ››
October 23, 2013
Google's $375 Million Taxpayer Tab
Glenn Schleede, MasterResource
On September 13, 2013, Google announced that it had signed a contract to buy the entire output of the 239 MW Happy Herford “wind farm” that is being developed by Chermac Energy near Amarillo, Texas. The project is expected to... more ››