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Nevada signs legislation with 50% renewable energy target by 2030

Galena III geothermal power plant by Ormat near Reno/ Nevada (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 22 Apr 2019

Nevada signs legislation pushing its renewable energy target to 50% by 2030, which are good news for the renewable energy sector including the various geothermal projects in the state.

The Governor of the State of Nevada, Steve Sisolak signed a bill into law raising the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 50% by 2030.

“By using more clean energy, we’ll reduce our carbon emissions and the smog-forming pollution that comes from fossil fuels – decreasing our use of pollutants in the air that our children breathe every day.”

The Assembly passed the senate bill unanimously based on a state vote by Nevadans in November 2018 that aimed to increase the renewable energy target from 25% by 2025 to 50% by 2030.

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Nevada joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Source: KTVN