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Day At The Legislature, April 30th

Tuesday, April 30th: Day At the Legislature On Tuesday, April 30th a delegation of members of the Nevada Sustainable Energy Coalition (NSEC) will travel to Carson City to meet with key policy makers regarding energy policies being addressed in the … Continue reading

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3 Cities Use Local Policy to Make Buildings More Efficient

Buildings – which require huge amounts of energy to power their operations – are responsible for an estimated 30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually. And buildings in dense metropolitan areas account for a large portion of those GHG … Continue reading

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NSEC Dream Vegas Valley Project

Within the NSEC energy efficiency committee, called the EE plank, we decided to take a look at commercial benchmarking. Information and transparency are two of the most important factors when promoting energy efficiency. Benchmarking is the process where building owners … Continue reading

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NSEC Executive Committee meets with the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality

As a result of Monica Brett’s excellent influence and connections, the Executive Committee of NSEC recently had a wonderful opportunity to engage with Nancy Sutley, who not only leads the White House Council on Environmental Quality but also is the … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Green Chips on 2012’s Convene For Green Conference

The 2012 Convene for Green Conference was well attended, informative and inspiring.  For the past 2 years, Convene for Green has united Nevada stakeholders around a common purpose and unified plan to further economic, environmental, and social regional sustainability goals. … Continue reading

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Senator Reid says “It takes important state actions for Nevada to realize its renewable energy potential.”

Senator Harry Reid issued an 18-page report today that reviews Nevada’s renewable energy milestones, projects that are in process, and actions that need to be taken to assure that Nevada realizes its potential to be a leader in renewable energy. … Continue reading

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Supportive Government Policies Make North Carolina a Renewable Energy Hotbed

In case you were wondering whether the mission of NSEC can produce results, check out this article from sustainablebusiness.com about what is happening in North Carolina.  Thanks to Monica Brett for bringing this great article to our attention.

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UNLV is in the Top 20 . . . and not only for basketball!

On Friday, February 10 at UNLV’s School of Architecture, a crowd gathered to celebrate the fact that UNLV has been selected as one of twenty teams to compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon, an international competition to design and build … Continue reading

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Monica teaches the White House a thing or two . . .

On January 20, 2012, the White House Business Council hosted a Nevada delegation to gather information from the business community about how the administration can help the economy and the green community. Although Nevada was one of the last delegations … Continue reading

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