What doesn’t see the light of day at the Sun

Sen. Harry Reid, left, pats NV Energy CEO Michael Yackira on the back after a press conference at the gas-fired Harry Allen power plant near Apex in 2010. Yackira should check for knife. (Sun photo)

At 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Sun’s longtime reporter Cy Ryan posted a story on the Sun’s website pointing out that NV Energy was meeting and exceeding its requirement for use of “green” energy, yet still drew the wrath of Harry Reid.

The story did not make it into print today. Whether that is because nothing the least bit critical of Nevada’s senior senator ever appears in the printed version of the Sun, or some other explanation, I don’t know.

Ryan reported, as I had earlier,  that in a television interview in Reno on Tuesday Reid said NV Energy could do more to promote renewable energy.

He aslo wrote, “NV Energy declined comment.” Apparently not getting the memo that afternoon from NV Energy spelling out how the utility had in fact met its renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

Instead, Ryan looked up the company’s March 30 annual report to the Public Utilities Commission and reported the company has, in fact, met its requirements for “green” juice for the past two years and Northern Nevada is nearly reaching the goal for 2025.

He also quoted the company’s attorney, who wrote in the annual report that NV Energy “has received approval from the PUC to buy power from First Solar at Primm in southern Clark County. It will be among the country’s largest solar producing facilities.”

He did not note the Primm facility was sold a couple of weeks ago and is no longer owned by First Solar or that First Solar fired 30 percent of its work force Tuesday.

The story also quoted the attorney as saying, “Nevada’s first major wind project begins commercial operation later this year.” That is the Spring Valley Wind farm near Ely, which just settled litigation attempting to block it from becoming operational because of the threat to bats in the area.

The story made Harry seem more than a bit batty when he complained on Nevada Newsmakers, “I don’t think NV Energy has done enough to allow renewable energy to thrive.”

8 comments on “What doesn’t see the light of day at the Sun

  1. brucefeher says:

    Ah, the left…if they can’t lie, cheat or steal to get what they “want” it’s not worht having.

  2. Steve says:

    That is a photo from the sun but I suspect the caption is Tom’s.

  3. Vernon Clayson says:

    The Sun is four pages of BS leavened a little because it has the Dilbert cartoon but I found the Dilbert cartoon on the Internet so I have no reason to read the Sun. For all I care they can print page after page with “Harry Reid is god to greenies and Greenspans”, like Jack Nicholson writing “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” when he played a deranged writer. I understand printing the Sun is profitable for the LVRJ but if they tried selling it separately as they do the TV schedule they’d get few subscribers.

  4. Steve says:

    Vernon, not so much profitable for the RJ. Its the JOA Greenspun and Stephens signed a bunch of years ago. It locks stephens into printing the Sun no matter what. A good idea at the time but who would have thought Brian would suck the Sun dry. Sad really, it was a good 2 paper town back then.

  5. Vernon Clayson says:

    I just noticed I wrote Greenspan, oops, I recall when the Sun was interesting reading, I arrived here in 1983 and the founder was still around for quite a while after that. I kind of believe he wouldn’t tolerate the drivel in the current Sun.

  6. Steve says:

    Me too Vernon, Hank must be rotating in his grave over Brian’s actions.

  7. Athos says:

    What an odious creature! (statement applies to Harry THE CROOK or Brian G.)

    But on the bright side, at least Nancy Pelousy isn’t our fault!

  8. Vernon Clayson says:

    Athos, on the other hand, Shelley Berkley is our fault and she is one of the many adoring fans of Nancy Pelosi in the House, that’s not as much of a slight as it is that weepy John Boehner is also one of them. John Boehner wept when he took the gavel from her, my first inclination was to think it was a personal emotional thing with him, now I have to think it was because of her disappointment. Sorry sap, he’s another that should be gone this fall, he’s neither an aye or nay vote, he’s of the Rodney King persuasion, “Can’t we all just get along?”.

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