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NV Energy Coal Plan Has Critics
NV Energy Coal Plan Has Critics

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AIR DATE: May 21, 2013

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Frankie Sue Del Papa, former Attorney General of Nevada

NV Energy's plan to move away from coal and invest more in renewable energy has powerful supporters, including U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and Governor Brian Sandoval. But it has some critics as well.

One of those critics is former Attorney General of Nevada Frankie Sue Del Papa, who says that NV Energy’s 10-year-plan to move away from coal leaves rate payers overcharged. Del Papa is a part of a new group called the Nevada Consumer Protection Alliance that is lobbying to defeat NV Energy’s plan – known as NVision – as it currently stands.

“I think we’re all in favor of the accelerated retirement of the coal generation,” says Del Papa. “And (the current) version of course is better than the original amendment. We’re just trying to get this tweaked if you will, to include some reference to better energy efficiency and also more competitive procurement, just to make certain that the rate payers are indeed protected.”  

Del Papa says the current attorney general’s office has done “a terrific job” in expressing concern over rate increases.

“Electricity is one of those things that everyone has to have, so you want to make sure that this is done in a fair manner, that everyone gets represented in the process,” says Del Papa.

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