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2014-07-22 08:24:03

Agreement Provides 20 Years of Fixed Energy Pricing BELMONT, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA). The power purchase agreement enables SNWA to lock in a significant portion of its energy costs at a fixed rate, providing an effective hedge against future...

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2010-04-28 07:34:18

A binational team is studying whether running the Yuma Desalting Plant will affect Mexico's Cienega de Santa Clara, the largest wetland on the Colorado River Delta. The cienega, a 15,000-acre wetland, is home to several endangered species and is a major stopover for birds migrating north and south along the Pacific Flyway. The desalting plant, or YDP, is scheduled to begin its latest trial run May 3. "The plant will use U.S. agricultural runoff that would otherwise flow to this Mexican...

2008-10-13 18:00:17

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,200 participants from 42 states and the District of Columbia as well as 17 foreign nations attended the inaugural WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, October 8-10 in Las Vegas. Presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program and other leading national and international organizations, WSI offered 150 professional sessions in a variety of...

2008-08-11 06:00:20

By Henry Brean By HENRY BREAN REVIEW-JOURNAL A plan to pipe groundwater to Las Vegas from eastern Nevada has drawn its first legal challenge since state regulators began approving portions of the project last year. Pipeline opponents filed petitions in two rural courts late this week requesting a judicial review of the most recent decision granting water for the massive Southern Nevada Water Authority pipeline. On July 9, State Engineer Tracy Taylor issued a ruling that clears the...

2008-08-08 09:01:00

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Along with a lawsuit filed this week over water on the Utah/ Nevada border, Great Basin Water Network expects to file a petition today appealing Nevada State Engineer Tracy Taylor's ruling last month that granted almost 19,000 acre-feet of water rights to the Southern Nevada Water Authority to supply Las Vegas with water. The water rights named in the petition impact the Cave, Dry Lake and Delamar valleys located inland from the border, where Taylor said...

2008-07-11 06:00:24

By Henry Brean By HENRY BREAN REVIEW-JOURNAL Their proposed pipeline might be half-empty so far, but Southern Nevada Water Authority officials prefer to see it as half-full. Deputy General Manager Kay Brothers said she is generally pleased by a ruling Wednesday that grants the authority a little more than half of the groundwater it sought from three valleys in central Lincoln County. The order issued by State Engineer Tracy Taylor clears the way for the authority to pump more than 6...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Nevada State Engineer Tracy Taylor on Wednesday denied 15 applications requesting "interested person" classifications on a controversial water issue along the Utah/Nevada border. Taylor said in his ruling that a hearing next week on whether to allow the Southern Nevada Water Authority the right to pump ground water from the Snake Valley basin "is not a forum for anyone to comment on anything and expect the agency to respond." Neither, he added, did the...

2008-07-10 06:00:26

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 10--Las Vegas is closing in on its quest to pipe groundwater from an aquifer that straddles the Utah-Nevada state line to fuel growth in the desert megalopolis. Nevada State Engineer Tracy Taylor on Wednesday ruled that the Southern Nevada Water Authority may take 18,755 acre-feet of water annually from three Lincoln County valleys that are part of the basin that includes Snake Valley in Utah. Taylor also declared that Salt Lake and Utah...

2008-07-09 09:00:31

By Deseret News editorial Imagine Utah's West Desert turning into a "pollution spewing ... dust bowl." Opponents to an application by the Southern Nevada Water Authority to pump water from the Snake Valley -- which straddles the Utah-Nevada border -- have warned in documents filed with Nevada's state engineer that drawing from this water source could spell ecological disaster. SNWA, which aims to deliver 110,000 acre feet of water to Las Vegas by pipeline, countered with a request to deny...

2008-07-09 06:00:00

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 9--Las Vegas water officials are trying to keep Salt Lake and Utah counties out of the loop during an upcoming hearing on the proposal to take 50,000 acre-feet of water annually from Snake Valley -- despite the counties' concerns that the drawdown could provoke dust-bowl conditions on the Wasatch Front. The Southern Nevada Water Authority has filed an objection with Nevada State Engineer Tracy Taylor to requests for "interested party" status...


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