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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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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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