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NCL: Conservation, Climate and Clean Air Advocates Respond to Governor Sisolak’s Climate Action Executive Order

RENO -- Today, Governor Sisolak signed an executive order directing state agencies to take action on climate change by reducing Nevada’s greenhouse gas emissions, asking agencies to consider climate change’s disproportionate impact on disadvantaged and low-income communities. The state will also start the process of establishing stronger vehicle emission standards. “We applaud Governor Sisolak for signing this executive order to begin significantly reducing our state’s greenhouse gas pollution, crafting a State Climate [...]

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Clean energy advocates call for electrification of Nevada’s transportation sector and cleaner air during Interim Legislative Committee on Energy

LAS VEGAS, NV - Today, RenewNV, a coalition of faith leaders, volunteers, and activists, represented by Dr. Mary House, President and CEO of Caring, Helping, and Restoring Lives (CHR), called on members of Nevada’s Legislative Committee on Energy to support policies that promote clean transportation, clean air, and equitable transportation funding solutions. The Committee on Energy meets between legislative sessions, and today marked the first meeting of the 2019-2020 interim. [...]

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Clean energy advocates discuss priorities for expanding solar access with Public Utilities Commission

LAS VEGAS/CARSON CITY, NV –  Today, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada hosted a workshop attended by stakeholders and advocates to gather input on the implementation of an expanded solar access program. The program, created by Assembly Bill 465 during the 2019 legislative session, aims to offer a lower-cost clean energy for low-income communities. Advocates made their priorities for the program clear in a letter submitted prior to the meeting, [...]

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Advocates Promote Clean Energy Progress at Public Utilities Commission

***Link to Video of Press Conference******Link to Video of PUCN Testimony******Link to Photos***  LAS VEGAS, NV - Members of the RenewNV coalition spoke at the Public Utility Commission of Nevada’s (PUCN) annual Consumer Session today, advocating for the swift implementation of clean energy bills passed and signed during the 80th Legislative Session. At a press conference prior to the Consumer Session, advocates praised the continued progress on various measures, including [...]

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RenewNV Coalition Releases 2019 Clean Energy Legislative Scorecard

Link to Livestream Link to Photo Album ***Click here to view a digital version of the scorecard***  LAS VEGAS, NV - Joined by Governor Sisolak and legislative leaders, the RenewNV coalition released its 2019 Clean Energy Legislative Scorecard today as it celebrated a landmark session for policies dealing with renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric vehicles.  Reverend Leonard Jackson, Executive Director of the Faith Organizing Alliance, said, “This year, Nevada [...]

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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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Expanded Solar Access Passes Assembly with Bipartisan Support

Carson City, NV - Today, the Nevada Assembly passed Assembly Bill 465, which would require state utilities to create a program expanding access to clean energy for more Nevada families and small businesses. Rooftop solar is generally limited to those who own their property or who have the income or credit to get panels, but this new solar program will be open to every residential and small business customer. It will also [...]

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NV Doubles Clean Energy Commitment on Earth Day

Governor Sisolak Signs SB 358 into Law, Raising RPS to 50% by 2030 Carson City, NV⎼⎼ Governor Steve Sisolak signed Senate Bill 358 into law today, marking a huge step forward for Nevada’s clean energy economy. The bill passed the Nevada Legislature with unanimous bipartisan support in both the Senate and the Assembly, and would increase the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030, and put the state on [...]

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Renewable Portfolio Standard Unanimously Passes Assembly

RPS heads to the Governor’s Desk on Earth Day Carson City, NV ⎼⎼ Today, the Nevada Legislature displayed overwhelming support for increasing the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030. Senate Bill 358, sponsored by Senator Chris Brooks, passed unanimously in the Assembly, after passing the Senate unanimously just days earlier. The measure is now headed to the desk of Gov. Sisolak, who has committed to sign the bill [...]

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