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Expanded Solar Access Advances From Senate Committee

Carson City, NV - Today, the Senate Growth and Infrastructure Committee passed Assembly Bill 465unanimously. The bill would create a program expanding access to solar energy for more Nevada families and small businesses. Rooftop solar has generally been limited to those who own their property, or have the income or credit to get panels. A portion of the new program created under AB 465 will be set aside for low income customers, [...]

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Assembly Hears Strong Support for Funding Electric School Buses

Carson City, Nev. -- Today, the Assembly Growth & Infrastructure Committee heard Senate Bill 299, which would allow funds from the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration (EVID) program be used to help school districts cover 75% of the upfront cost of investing in electric school buses.   Clean air and clean energy advocates testified in support of the bill, highlighting the pollution Nevada’s children are exposed to riding diesel school buses [...]

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Nevadans Join Forces for Clean Energy and Conservation

Governor Sisolak signs Nevada on to US Climate Alliance as more than 150 activists come to Carson City for Conservation Lobby Day. Carson City - On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, community leaders and advocates from across Nevada joined together at the Nevada Legislative Building to send a message that clean energy and conservation policies are good for Nevada and our economy. “We’re here today in Carson City because we believe that [...]

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Nevadans Vote for a Clean Energy Future

Nevada voters have spoken, and they demanded cleaner air and a cleaner future for our state. The successful passage of Question 6 will expand renewable energy in Nevada to 50 percent by 2030. As public opinion has consistently shown, Nevadans overwhelmingly favor a transition to affordable clean power that will create thousands of good jobs and reduce pollution. This is an important step forward for clean energy in our state. [...]

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Local Governments and Community Organizations Across Nevada Celebrate Energy Efficiency Day

NEVADA - Local governments and organizations across the state are celebrating National Energy Efficiency Day on October 5, 2018. On Energy Efficiency Day, everybody is urged to take a deeper look at their energy consumption and implement energy-saving options where possible. Cities, counties, and clean energy advocates will also recognize the strides already taken with energy efficiency initiatives. Nevada strives to be a clean energy trailblazer, but it is equally [...]

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Clean Energy Advocates Commend NV Energy For Doubling Down On Renewable Power

LAS VEGAS - NV Energy announced an unprecedented investment in homegrown clean energy. The utility’s proposed Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is an important step forward for clean energy in our state. The 3-year plan addresses Nevada consumers’ demand for clean power by doubling renewable energy production and developing 6 new solar plants that will deliver 1000 Megawatts of electricity. The proposal would create thousands of jobs, save consumers money, invest [...]

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Renew Nevada Coalition Releases Its 2017 Clean Energy Legislative Scorecard

LAS VEGAS - The RenewNV coalition released the first-ever clean energy legislative scorecard, which grades the 2017 Nevada Legislative Session on clean energy policies - 11 bills passed out of the legislature and 9 of them were signed into law by Governor Sandoval. This historic set of bills were supported by a bipartisan group of Nevada Legislators which shows that Nevadans overwhelming care about clean energy issues and that these [...]

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Despite Vetoes, Nevada Builds Foundation for Clean Energy Development

Businesses, community leaders and clean-energy advocates said the vetos of a strong clean energy standard and community solar gardens for Nevada was a serious misstep on the part of Gov. Brian Sandoval, but would not stop the state from developing a vital clean energy economy in the years to come. Sandoval vetoed Assembly Bill 206, a measure that would have increased the percentage of clean energy Nevada generates to 40 [...]

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New Poll: Nevada’s Communities of Color Overwhelmingly Support Clean Energy

Carson City, NV -- A survey of registered Nevada voters from communities of color shows almost universal support for clean energy policies, including three proposals currently being considered by state legislators. Results show extremely high support for a proposal to increase the percentage of our electricity that comes from renewable sources, as well as measures that would increase access to energy efficiency and community solar programs. The survey also shows [...]

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New Research Shows Impact of State Policies on Las Vegas Solar Jobs, State Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Foundation today released data on the number of solar jobs in Nevada by city, county, and congressional district, revealing the incredible economic impact of the industry on the Silver State. Nevada now ranks fourth in solar jobs and second in solar jobs per capita, with 8,371 workers in the solar industry. But the Las Vegas metropolitan area was one of only four large metro areas in [...]

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