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video June 6, 2019

Battleground: The Fight for Solar

The fossil fuel industry and power companies across the country see the rise of rooftop solar as a threat to their business model. This is the story of how Earthjustice and our partners fought for energy democracy in Nevada.

Workers install a solar panel.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release September 1, 2017

Nevada Commission Delivers on Promise by Legislature and Governor, Restores Rooftop Solar Opportunity, and Rebuffs NV Energy’s Request to Continue Anti-Solar Rate Structures

Nevada Public Utilities Commission issues key decision in implementing rooftop solar

Citizen outcry and legal battles are pushing to keep the solar industry thriving in sunny Nevada.
(Courtesy Vote Solar)
Article August 18, 2017

How Earthjustice is Helping to Revive the Solar Industry in Nevada

Despite roadblocks, Earthjustice and public advocacy groups are making headway in reviving the solar industry in the Silver State.

A 150 kilowatt photovoltaic array at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, in Reno.
(Black Rock Solar / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release December 23, 2016

PUCN Advances Rooftop, Utility Solar Opportunities in Northern Nevada

Vote Solar, Earthjustice urge long-term plan to bring solar energy options, jobs back to Nevada

Document November 3, 2016

Appeal Challenging the PUCN's decision to end net metering

Earthjustice & Vote Solar filed an appeal challenging the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN)’s unlawful decision to end a successful program that empowered Nevadans to go solar.

Hearing in Nevada where solar workers, advocates and local residents urged regulators to not add new fees or cut net metering benefits for solar customers.
(Vote Solar)
Press Release November 2, 2016

Earthjustice & Vote Solar Fight to Restore Rooftop Solar For Nevada Families

Take utility commission’s decision to end successful solar program to NV Supreme Court

A 150 kilowatt photovoltaic array at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, in Reno.
(Black Rock Solar / CC BY 2.0)
case September 14, 2016

Defending Nevada's Solar Customers and Solar Future

A decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada in early 2016 raised fees and significantly reduced the rate at which solar customers are credited for their valuable excess power. This rule change adversely impacted future customers as well as the thousands of Nevadans who had already invested their own dollars in local solar power.…

Document September 14, 2016

Decision: Nevada Court Overturns Solar Rate Hike for Existing Customers

Nevada Court Overturns Solar Rate Hike for Existing Customers, Leaves Nevada's Solar Future Uncertain

Solar panels at the Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.
(Black Rock Solar / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release September 14, 2016

Nevada Court Overturns Solar Rate Hike for Existing Customers

Legal case protects existing solar customers, leaves Nevada’s solar future uncertain