Harry Reid’s Son Representing Chinese Solar Panel Plant in $5 Billion Nevada Deal

Brietbart – by WYNTON HALL

The son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rory Reid, is the primary representative for ENN Energy Group, a Chinese energy company seeking to build a $5 billion solar panel plant on a 9,000-acre Clark County desert plot in Laughlin, Nevada.

ENN scored big when Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to sell the Chinese company the public land for just $4.5 million, despite the fact that it was appraised at $38.6 million.     

Sen. Reid has been one of ENN’s biggest supporters, having recruited the company during a 2011 trip to China. According to Reuters, last month Sen. Reid tried to “pressure Nevada’s largest power company, NV Energy, to sign up as ENN’s first customer.”

Both Rory Reid and Harry Reid deny having ever discussed the $5 billion Chinese solar panel plant deal:

“I have never discussed the project with my father or his staff,” said Rory Reid. Kristen Orthman, a spokeswoman for the senator, said he had not discussed the project with his son.

This isn’t the first time the Reids have come under fire for alleged cronyism. In 2003, allegations emerged that Nevada industries frequently lobbied Sen. Reid through his well-connected relatives.


9 thoughts on “Harry Reid’s Son Representing Chinese Solar Panel Plant in $5 Billion Nevada Deal

  1. Oh,on a side note,treat the chinese there as invaders,you can do it Nevada.They have not done well many times in foreign lands when the locals get riled up,no reason to change that pattern.

  2. I guess that pretty much sums it up as to why this state is so screwed up. Like the Brown rot in California we have the Reid rot in Nevada. Wait till the Chinese come here to build that plant and the desert tortoise puts a stop to their plans or they find out the ground is full of asbestos and they can’t build.

  3. Clark County commissioners who sold Clark County land to the Chinese:
    Steve Sisolak, Chair
    Larry Brown, Vice
    Tom Collins
    Lawrence Weekly
    Chris Giunchigliani
    Susan Brager
    Mary Beth Scow

    Land appraised at $38.6 million for $4.5 million. Now where, oh where, could that $34 million have gone? For that matter, where did the $4.5 million go?

  4. Why the heck is anyone wasting money on expensive and inefficient solar technology? Open source the zero point, plasma, and other efficient and free non-metered energy technologies, dammit!

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