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 into law.

“Today’s unanimous vote by the Nevada Assembly to raise Nevada’s Renewable Portfolio Standard demonstrates what Nevadans already know: increasing our share of clean energy is a popular, common-sense measure,” said Andy Maggi, Executive Director of the Nevada Conservation League. “Since 2017, Nevadan voters have been repeatedly calling for a stronger RPS, and today the Legislature delivered. Senate Bill 358 will bring thousands of jobs, reduce costs for consumers and keep our clean energy momentum going. We look forward to seeing Governor Sisolak sign this bill.”

“Today, the Nevada Legislature proved that clean energy is not just our future but is an urgent need for Nevada,” said Annette Magnus, Battle Born Progress Executive Director. “As a native Nevadan, I was thrilled to see the Assembly move this bill quickly and have it pass with unanimous support. We give special thanks to Senator Chris Brooks for leading the charge on this important legislation and both Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson and Speaker Jason Frierson for their leadership in getting this done today.”

“This is an important win for Nevada’s low-income families and communities of color, who suffer disproportionately the effects of environmental pollution and high electricity costs,” said Rudy Zamora, Program Director for Chispa Nevada. “We applaud the Nevada Assembly, and all Nevada legislators, for unanimously supporting this measure that will create well-paying jobs, improve our air quality and bring more clean energy to Nevadans.”