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Reno councilman to lead Nevada state energy office

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019|11:36 a.m.

RENO– Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has selected Reno Councilman David Bobzien to lead the Nevada state energy office.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Bobzien’s visit implies the Reno City board will have to determine how to fill his vacancy. State law offers the council two options: select a replacement or hold a special election.

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve says it is prematurely to talk about which direction the council will go.

State law enables the city to conduct an election with just mail-in tallies.

Bobzien was designated to the seat that represents the entire city in 2014, changing former Councilwoman Schieve when she was elected mayor.

Throughout his time on council, Bobzien pressed several tidy energy and performance programs.

Bobzien did not wish to talk about a potential replacement for his seat.

Concept for Converting Radio Waves to Energy Earns Top Reward at Media Innovation Hackathon

Beasley Media Group and UNLV revealed the winners of their inaugural Media Innovation Hackathon Jan. 10 at CES 2019. The Radio Heads, an all-freshman trainee group from UNLV, took leading honors for a task checking out the conversion of radio waves into electrical energy that could potentially be used to charge devices.

Erick Serrano from the Radio Heads team described how they came up with their concept: “Our colleague Ricardo was discussing how wireless charging isn’t actually wireless. So what if we found out something to do with AM and FM frequencies that could charge a device?”

Though they discovered they were unable to straight transform radio frequencies into storable energy to charge cordless gadgets, the team eventually used a crystal radio to show that small amounts of energy can be transformed from radio waves to power a low-voltage LED light, and concluded that while the energy yield from radio waves is low, it is still possible to make use of them.

” All of our employee worked truly tough on this task. I’m really grateful it settled,” said Yuria Mann, another employee from the Radio Heads.

” We love the concept of clever and sensible innovations to ignite our thinking as a media company getting ready for the future,” stated Beasley Media Group President Caroline Beasley. “Numerous thanks to UNLV and their next generation of fantastic minds for working together with us on the Hackathon initiative.”

” We are so happy with the collaboration with UNLV and in specific the Hackathon groups,” said Buzz Knight, Executive Vice President of Method and Development at Beasley. “The spirit of smart and innovative ideas being showcased at the most influential tech event on the planet fits perfect with our core values at Beasley Media Group.”

The hackathon supplied an unique chance for trainee developers to produce ingenious commercial services and products making use of existing media innovation, data, and infrastructure. Student teams spent the fall 2018 semester working with UNLV faculty mentors on hackathon projects, which were later on evaluated by a panel of professionals from Beasley and UNLV.

The resulting ideas represent the kinds of transformative, disruptive innovations that will end up being mainstream in the next 20 years.

First Place

Converting Radio Waves to Energy

Award: $5,000
Group: Matias Allietti (mechanical engineering), Yuria Mann (computer science), Kristine Monsada (computer technology), Ricardo Rodriguez (computer technology), and Erick Serrano (computer technology)
Faculty mentor: Natalierose Pennington (communication research studies)

Second Place

Augmented Reality (AR) Headset for Tourism

Award: $2,500
Team: Aldair Callejas (home entertainment engineering and style), Peter Hernandez (computer science), and Edison Smith (biology)
Faculty coach: Si “SJ” Kim (home entertainment engineering and design)

Third Place

Fernwell Tourism App

Award: $1,000
Team: Ricardo Guzman (business administration), Ashtin Hofert (mechanical engineering), Joshua Padilla (civil engineering), Francisco Reyes (political science), Allie Ryerson (economics and company administration), and Fausto Vega (mechanical engineering)
Faculty mentor: Bryan Blankfield (communication studies)

” We extend our heartiest congratulations to all our student hackathon innovators,” stated Zach Miles, UNLV Associate Vice President of Economic Development. “We’re proud to honor their achievements and delighted about the ingenious services they’ve developed to assist solve real-world market issues.”

About Beasley Media Group

Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and runs 64 stations (46 FM and 18 AM) in 15 big- and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 19 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Business’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and e-mail. To learn more, please check out www.bbgi.com.

About UNLV

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 30,000 students and 3,500 professors and staff that is acknowledged as “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of College. UNLV provides a broad range of highly regarded academic programs and is on a path to join the leading tier of national public research universities. The university is dedicated to recruiting and retaining leading students and faculty, educating the area’s diversifying population and labor force, driving financial activity through increased research study and community partnerships, and producing an academic health center for Southern Nevada. Learn more at unlv.edu.

Energy company GM selected for Assembly seat won by departed whorehouse owner

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018|12:30 p.m.

Clark, Lincoln and Nye county commissioners today settled their option of Republican Gregory Hafen II to join the Assembly and change late whorehouse owner Dennis Hof, who passed away before last month’s election however still won the District 36 seat.

Most of the Assembly district remains in Nye County, which carried the greatest weight in today’s vote per state law. The appointee had to be the very same party affiliation as Hof, a Republican.

“I am deeply honored to get the appointment to the Assembly District 36 seat from Nye, Clark and Lincoln County,” Hafen said in a declaration. “I am grateful for the votes of all three county commissions and all of the support I have gotten from the neighborhood, friends and family. I look forward to the difficulties ahead and plan to strive on behalf of the constituents of District 36 and Nevada.”

Hafen is the general manager of the Pahrump Energy Business Inc. His grandpa M. Kent “Tim” Hafen had held the exact same Assembly seat after being elected in 1966, according to the Nevada GOP.

The Legislature is will assemble in February with a Democratic bulk in both chambers.

Best Options: John Fogerty, Age of Chivalry, Monster Energy Cup and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Courtesy Feld Home Entertainment The Beast Energy Cup Supercross uses its greatest prize ever at Sam Boyd Stadium.

VIVA LAS VEGRASS The Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society provides its 2nd annual Viva Las VeGrass music festival at Craig Cattle ranch Park this weekend. Expect nonstop music from regional, regional and national bluegrass groups on a solar-powered stage with the addition of craftspeople focused on recycled art and organic products, food trucks and a beer garden. October 12-14, info at < a href="

http://www.snbms.org/” target =” _ blank “rel= “noopener” > snbms.org. AGE OF CHIVALRY Clark County Parks and Entertainment provides the 25th yearly Age of Chivalry Renaissance Celebration, a three-day event at Sundown Park loaded with different activities, historical re-enactments, live performances and authentic duration foods and beverages. The annual favorite family-friendly festival offers more than 100 artisans, full-contact jousting competitions, princess tea parties and bands including Killian’s Angels, Tempest and Whiskey Bards. October 12-14, information at < a href="

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_ blank “rel=” noopener” > wynnlasvegas.com. LIONEL RICHIE Your last chance to capture “All The Hits” at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater has arrived. Lionel Richie’s Las Vegas Strip residency performance returns Friday and Saturday with his final performances set for October 17, 19 and 20. October 12-13, details at < a href="

https://www.caesars.com/planet-hollywood/shows/lionel_richie” target =” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > caesars.com. BEAST ENERGY SUPERCROSS In its 8th year, the Monster Energy Cup supercross race uses a possible $1 million benefit, the largest prize in motorcycle racing, granted to the winner of all three 10-lap main events at Sam Boyd Arena. Fans can delight in a full day of entertainment at the Pit Party from midday till 6 p.m. consisting of sign sessions, live music, freestyle motocross and more. October 13, information at unlvtickets.com.

Tally step to restructure energy market spells unpredictability, report states

Tariff stunts energy progress

Tuesday, July 3, 2018|2 a.m.

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While cable news pundits continue to dispute the merits of open market vs. protectionism, we’re being misled about exactly what trade policy we need to continue to grow. This year, the Trump administration announced tariffs focused on Chinese solar batteries. Tariffs have repercussions for customers; for many, the increased expense of solar cells makes new installations excessively costly.

Tariffs can also produce the opportunity for local companies to buy new innovation that can decrease expenses in the long term. However, according to a report “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Financial Investment 2018,” the U.S. lags far behind China on investment in renewable resource innovation. In 2017, China invested $126.1 billion in the renewable sector, up 30 percent from its costs in 2016. This was more than triple what the United States invested, just $40.5 billion, down 6 percent from the previous year.

Tariffs are a temporary tool, weighing the short-term cost on customers against the worth of growing the domestic solar industry. But if we don’t devote to the investments had to make American solar competitive with Chinese cells, tariffs will only harm customers. Now is the time for a clear message to investors that renewable energy is the direction of the future.

Exxon Mobil'' s XTO Energy to Offer its Last Workplace Tower in Downtown Fort Worth

XTO Energy is Upgrading the Adjacent Office Complex for its Continued Regional Operations

XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Irving, TX-based Exxon Mobil, which is moving its head office to Houston this summertime, is selling off its second-to-last structure in downtown Fort Worth, TX. XTO Energy prepares to offer its 24-story, 185,757-square-foot office complex at 714 Main St. after choosing to consolidate its remaining North Texas operations at the nearby XTO-owned office complex at 711 Houston St. The tower at 714 Main last traded to XTO Energy in 2007, with the

energy company remodeling the 1920s-era structure three years after the acquisition. Terms were concealed, nevertheless, the Tarrant Appraisal District last valued the tower at $20.7 million. The residential or commercial property is anticipated to obtain a lot of interest from potential financiers as the marketing pamphlets struck desks this week, stated Ryan Matthews, an executive vice president in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Fort Worth office. “This possession has a lot of optionality to it,”Matthews informed CoStar News.” It might be a great deal of various uses.

It is very appealing for another workplace user because of its Main Street address and downtown place, however it might likewise be on the radar of a great deal of hospitality designers or designers searching for a renowned residential project.”Matthews is leading the charge on marketing the office tower. XTO Energy is updating the surrounding structure along Houston Street in downtown Fort Worth to

outfit it for the remaining 350 employees expected to remain in the region.”With this building going on the market, XTO has determined the structure it will inhabit moving forward,”Matthews told CoStar News.”This isn’t really a lease-back personality, and XTO Energy will leave it [714 Main] at some point by the end of the year.” He included this downtown Fort Worth building will likely be XTO Energy’s last significant property to sell off as part of its North Texas portfolio. Financiers have actually currently started inquiring about the

property, which Matthews stated makes him feel there is going to be “excellent momentum “in the potential sale of the home. Moving on, XTO Energy’s offices will occupy the 1910-built Bob R. Simpson Building at 711 Houston St. The 108-year-old structure was last renovated in 2005. This year, XTO Energy plans to move its head office and more than a

thousand employees to Exxon Mobil’s vast 385-acre campus near Houston. The phased consolidation is anticipated to involve mid-2020. Just recently, JLL assisted XTO Energy sell the Petroleum

Building at 201 West Sixth Street to the ownership group behind Sundance Square in the town hall. The brokerage firm likewise plans to settle the sale of the WT Waggoner Structure at 810 Houston St. to a new owner by the end of the

summer.

NV Energy to send prepare for $2 billion in solar, storage jobs

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Steve Marcus Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Exxon'' s XTO Energy ' s Shift to Houston Impacting Fort Worth'' s Horizon

XTO Energy Plans to Transfer its HQ to the Exxon Mobil School in Houston This Summer season

Fort Worth’s skyline was constructed, in part, because of long-held ties to the Texas energy industry, but XTO Energy’s decision to transfer its headquarters to Houston this year signals a shift for the market that was when its foundation.

By the end of this summer season, XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), plans to move about 1,200 jobs to the brand-new 385-acre Exxon campus near Houston. The moving, announced last year, belongs to XTO Energy’s effort to sell its corporate-owned real estate in Fort Worth.

With the aid of property services firm JLL, XTO Energy has currently sold five of its seven homes in Fort Worth, including the Petroleum Building, a 14-story, Art Deco-style office complex situated on a full city block along West 6th Street adjacent to Sundance Square. The Petroleum Building was built in 1927 for businessman Richard Dulaney, whose long profession was developed on oil and gas.

XTO Energy likewise put an extra building, the renowned WT Waggoner Building in Fort Worth, on the market previously this year.

The XTO Energy-owned property has actually been marketed and offered in stages to “alleviate market effects,” said Jeremy Eikenberry, a spokesman for XTO Energy.

“Most of employees will move to Houston next month, and the staying 400 in mid-2020 for operational factors,” Eikenberry informed CoStar News, in an email. “Our phased relocations are planned to support company connection while also helping decrease financial impact to the Fort Worth location.”

After those moves, the business anticipates to employ about 350 staff members in Fort Worth to support the local operations. Some staff members with XTO Energy’s midstream operations supporting the Barnett Shale operations will likewise stay in Fort Worth.

Previously this month, XTO Energy alerted the Texas Labor force Commission of the prepared moving, which will lead to the layoff of about 65 workers.

From a real estate perspective, Fort Worth Economic Development Director Robert Sturns stated he’s not too concerned.

“Anytime you lose a significant company with a great deal of staff members it’s an obstacle, however nobody was caught off guard and the buildings have been sold or repurposed quickly,” Sturns told CoStar News. “Those structures can be used for office or transformed into some other use that will bring other uses into downtown Fort Worth.”

Sundance Square has yet to determine what it will make with the Petroleum Building. However Sturns stated alternatives might consist of the conversion of the office complex into a property or hotel-condo development. Whatever is being talked about, he stated.

“They are attempting to determine the future chances for the building,” Sturns stated, including that Sundance Square, like many other Dallas-Fort Worth property owners, were at the annual International Council of Shopping Centers’ convention in hopes of landing some ideas.

The altering of the horizon has been decades in the making, with Fort Worth authorities focusing on widening its company base beyond energy, bringing in medical companies, engineering companies and aerospace operations, with the objective of making the city a lot more durable. Sturns approximates about 10 to 15 percent of Fort Worth’s service community presently relies on the energy market.

“In our tactical strategy, we started looking at how we might reduce the risks of the oil and gas industry on our neighborhood,” Sturns said. “The oil and gas market is so cyclical and those recessions can be hard on a neighborhood. We wished to diversify as much as we could.”

NV Energy plays filthy

Saturday, March 10, 2018|2 a.m.

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NV Energy recently found it might conserve clients cash by closing its last coal plant and changing it with tidy solar power. As an NV Energy consumer who wishes to pay lower regular monthly expenses, and see the end of coal contamination in Nevada, this is excellent news. The issue is that NV Energy still wishes to keep the old, polluting coal plant running.

NV Energy’s decision to keep the pricey, unclean North Valmy Getting Station open makes no sense. We know renewable energy can keep our air and water clean, and that Nevada’s abundance of sunshine makes it a perfect state to establish solar power. The obstacle has always been that solar power was more costly. That’s not the case, but NV Energy is apparently still withdrawn in committing to a tidy energy future.

This decision indicates we will all be paying more to have our skies filled with coal contamination when we might be paying less for tidy energy.