Washington, D.C., April 22, 2019 – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) today hailed Nevada’s enactment of a new state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that will require the state to generate 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, and aims for a 100% carbon-free electricity supply by 2050.
Passed unanimously by the Nevada Senate and Assembly, the bill became law today with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s signature.
It follows a state ballot initiative that passed last November, which would have set the same standards, but required another vote in 2020 to take effect.
Following is a statement from ACORE’s President and CEO Gregory Wetstone:
“Today, Nevada joins a growing list of states heeding the wishes of voters to prioritize clean, renewable power. This initiative will reduce emissions, save consumers money, and provide Nevadans with plenty of local, good-paying jobs.
We applaud Gov. Sisolak and the state lawmakers who championed this bill for their leadership, and look forward to the cleaner future that awaits the Silver State.”
Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is the nation’s premier pan-renewable organization uniting finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit www.acore.org.
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