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Southern Nevada Clean Cities Coalition

Southern Nevada Clean Cities Coalition has recently reached apprenticeship status with the US Department of Energy’s Clean Cities and Communities network and is working toward reaching full coalition status by the end of this year. Clean Cities and Communities is a national network dedicated to the economic, environmental, and energy security of the country and works with coordinators at the local level to promote petroleum fuel reducing methods in their communities. Chris Lynch, BEP’s director, serves on the advisory board. Do you own …

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2023 Clean School Bus Rebates

OPEN NOW! EPA is accepting new applications for 2023 The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorizes EPA to offer rebates to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) models. The 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebates process includes SAM.gov account registration, rebate application submission, review and selection by EPA. Selectees will then submit purchase orders to request payment and then receive payment, which is followed by new bus delivery, existing bus replacement, and project close out. Clean School Bus Rebate …

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NV Energy — Business Energy Services Program

PowerShift by NV Energy can help business customers reduce their monthly energy consumption. Saving energy means helping the environment and it means saving money. The business case is strong. Small business owners can tap into the program if they use less than 400,000 kWh of electricity per year. One small business in southern Nevada replaced exterior lighting with LED lighting and is saving over $10,500 per year with an estimated payback of just one year on the upfront investment! Similarly, a …

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Southern Nevada Water Conservation

WATER SMART LANDSCAPES REBATE PROGRAM IT’S THE LAW Did you know that beginning in 2027, Nevada law AB 356, will prohibit the watering of nonfunctional grass at southern Nevada businesses? What is nonfunctional grass? Streetscape turf: grass location along public or private streets, sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots, including business streetscape frontage areas Frontage, courtyard, interior and building-adjacent turf: grass in front of, between, behind, or otherwise adjacent to a building or buildings on a property not zoned exclusively for single-family residences, including …

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EPA Seeks Input on Inflation Reduction Act Programs to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Construction Materials and Products

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on new programs focused on lower carbon construction materials made possible by a $350 million investment from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. The Agency will hold three public webinars and will accept written feedback on establishing new grant and technical assistance programs, and a carbon labeling program for construction materials with substantially lower levels of embodied greenhouse gas emissions. March 2, 2023, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST: Reducing Embodied Greenhouse …

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Coming Soon! Nevada Clean Energy & Transportation Conference

SAVE THE DATE – FEBRUARY 2-3, 2022 Mark your calendars and plan to both days: February 2, 2023: Regional Clean Transportation Forum at the Peppermill Resort Hotel  February 3, 2023: Nevada Clean Energy Forum at the UNR Innevation Center This exciting two day event will include: a review and forecast for clean energy transportation issues in the upcoming Nevada legislative session; updates on innovative projects around the state; information on grants, financing and incentives; and investment opportunities.  Chris Lynch, BEP’s …

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More Funds for Clean School Bus Program Rebates

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it would nearly double the funding awarded for clean school buses this year following increased demand for the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates. In May, EPA had announced the availability of $500 million, but given overwhelming demand from school districts across the country, including in low-income communities, Tribal nations, and territories, EPA is nearly doubling the amount of funding that will be awarded to $965 million.The current round of funding is closed …

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2022 School Bus Rebates

Applications will be accepted until August 19, 2022  The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorized EPA to offer rebates to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) models. If you manage a school bus fleet, take note, because the 2022 CSB program guidance and application process differ from prior EPA school bus rebate programs.  The 2022 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebates process includes SAM.gov account registration, application submission, review and selection by EPA, purchase order submission and request for payment, payment receipt, …

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Prepare Your Business for Winter

Did you know that NV Energy offers many services to help businesses save money, including free smart thermostats? Check out their business energy services and resources for small businesses. To take advantage of these programs, download a copy of BEP’s Action Workbook for Small Businesses to get started identifying some energy-saving opportunities for your business. The Action Workbook provides a start to finish approach for taking advantage of energy efficiency savings. There are also helpful guides for project financing and working with contractors and some specific tips for restaurants, auto …

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EPA Announces Anaerobic Digestion Grant Opportunity for Food Waste Management Projects

Informational Webinar August 2nd If you are a local, Tribal or state organization or you are a non-profit school or hospital addressing food waste using anaerobic digestion (AD), your organization may be eligible for a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The US EPA anticipates awarding up to $2 million in total anaerobic digestion funding, with individual project funding ranging from $50,000-$200,000.   Projects must develop new capacity or expand existing AD capacity for processing food waste; demonstrate solutions and/or approaches for increasing food waste …

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