Republic Services Unveils Renewable Energy Facility
Republic Services and Energenic have unveiled the Apex landfill renewable energy generating facility. The facility is expected to generate enough electricity to power over 10,000 homes in Southern Nevada. NV Energy has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement for the sale of energy produced from the 12-megawatt landfill gas powered facility.
Insurcorp Merges with Brown & Brown
Insurcorp, one of Nevada’s largest health and welfare brokerage and consulting firms has merged with national insurance company Brown & Brown Insurance. Insurcorp intends to retain decision-making authority and carrier relationships at the local level and utilize Brown & Brown’s 200 office network. The merged company will be known as Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada.
Nevada State Drought Response Plan Revised
The Nevada State Climate Office, Division of Emergency Management and Division of Water Resources have updated the plan responsible for state agency communication and coordination on drought monitoring, response and mitigation. The plan clarifies and updates inter-agency coordination and sets guidelines for types of drought considerations and actions on a county level, while standardizing the process nationwide.
University of Nevada, Reno Receives International Award
A University of Nevada, Reno web-based course, its instructor and instructional designer have, for the fourth consecutive year, won the Blackboard Exemplary Course Award for the Principles of Biological Investigations class offered at the school. The international award recognizes innovative courses that use technology to enhance learning.