WaterStart Program Addresses Technology Challenges
After an initial $4.3 million investment, Nevada’s WaterStart program, from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) has already addressed $30 million in water technology challenges in the state. The program was funded through the Knowledge Fund, which is administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). WaterStart was founded in 2013 to respond to 20 years of continuous drought in Nevada as well as the impacts of the Great Recession.
NV Energy Unveils Greenlink Nevada
A transmission and renewable energy initiative, Greenlink Nevada is comprised of two transmission line segments that will allow access to, and future development of, Nevada’s renewable energy resources. The initiative is expected to increase electric reliability in Nevada, create jobs and promote economic development while allowing Nevada to achieve environmental and carbon reduction goals. Construction on Greenlink Nevada is expected to begin this year and be fully complete by 2031.
UNR Calls for Public Submission of Pandemic Materials
As part of the Shared History Program at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), the school is requesting materials from the public that captures the daily and exceptional moments of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community members all across Nevada and the Tahoe Sierra are invited to submit digital materials by September 1st. The Shared History Program will release a digital version of the exhibit later this year and anticipates an in-person exhibit in the Fall 2021.
Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment Merge
Following Federal Trade Commission approval, Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Eldorado Resorts, Inc. have completed an $8.58 billion cash=and-stock merger. The deal creates the largest casino and entertainment company in the United States with over 55 casino properties worldwide, including eight properties on the Las Vegas Strip. The merger includes $8.8 billion of the original Caesars’ debt.