NV Energy contributed $5.4 million to nonprofits

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Updated: 2/26/2014 12:35 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — NV Energy says it contributed $5.4 million last year to various Nevada nonprofit organizations through its foundation.

The state's largest electric utility says the funding helped nearly 500 nonprofits statewide that support public education, environmental protection, youth, arts and cultural outreach and health and human services.

The company on Tuesday said its employees also volunteered nearly 45,000 hours of their time to civic causes.

Executives say the contributions come from the company and are not funded by customers.

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Kramer - 2/26/2014 2:31 PM
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It's likely the same old Community Chest/"live united" bunch-i mean, aren't we All compassionate consecutives? I know they donate some to conservation groups and schools; let's not forget their token 'green' energy exhibits at World Headquarters. But even if U own your home, pay late & they CUT U OFF. Where U gonna go? && Recall they used to have a senior/low-income assistance program? Given the recent rate gouge, i'd like to see Grand Poobah War 'n Buffet stay in a local 'subsidised' housing unit (except we got no Winter this year).

fastd - 2/26/2014 1:45 PM
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walmart has an easy to research history of opening new stores after getting a multi-year tax exemption,and then closing the store and moving when the break ends.All you have to do is look at what they did in Carson City.You are right about local governments being just as responsible.While small businesses aren't the answer to everything I think it is best for customers when companies have to compete on equal footing,most local companies will never see the the kind of tax breaks that a multi-billion dollar companies gets handed to them.As for Scolaris,this is first hand knowledge.

Nevadadad - 2/26/2014 1:18 PM
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To clarify, Walmart does pay property taxes, though they (and just about every other business) negotiate heavily to get those taxes reduced. There are 2 sides to that and the issue of starbonds, so the big retailer is only half responsible for that deal. The community they build in is responsible for the other half. So if you think Walmart is screwing us, so is the city or town government where the stores exist. Scolaris is a different matter, as they're a very small chain, and I'm not familiar with their donations or with them cutting employee benefits. But if they took something away from employees and are giving to charities, their heads would seem to be on backwards.

fastd - 2/26/2014 12:34 PM
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Nevadadad,it's the same when they give a headline to Scolaris for donating a million to local charities but don't mention that they cut all their employs benefits right before doing that or when the recently ran a story about walmart giving millions to local organizations,but not mentioning that they pay no property taxes and thanks to starbonds get to keep three quarters of the sales tax you pay at the store.

Nevadadad - 2/26/2014 12:15 PM
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I'd like to see the list of nonprofits NV Energy contributed to. What they don't tell you says a lot.

Sunfire09 - 2/26/2014 10:30 AM
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Help the people who are struggling paying power smh -_-

allanland - 2/26/2014 8:41 AM
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Not funded by the public. Then where doe the money come from. Don't get me wrong great thing their doing. But let's face it in some way shape or form we the public pays for this. Another rate increase coming.

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