Kids learn about energy

NV Energy, which has a working relationship with higher education in Nevada, is supplying funds so that scientists from the Desert Research Institute—a scientific arm of Nevada higher education—can join in helping educate pre-kindergarten to high school students in energy issues. The program is called GreenPower.

NV Energy is ponying up $70,400 and the NV Energy Foundation another $180,000. Besides helping teach students, the program also aids their instructors with continuing education classes.

NVE president Michael Yakira said in a prepared statement, “The work that the Desert Research Institute is doing through its GreenPower program to teach our youth about renewable energy and energy efficiency aligns with our company's commitment to sustainability, education and our communities.”