SEIA Praises Nevada Governor and Legislature for Enacting Bill to Increase State’s Renewable Energy Target
Monday, Apr 22 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. and CARSON CITY, Nev. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) praised Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak for signing into law Senate Bill 358, which raises Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50 percent by 2030, doubling it from the current 25 percent target. The bill, which passed the State Assembly and Senate unanimously, also sets a goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050.
Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association:
"Nevada has long been a leader in solar, and the approval of Senate Bill 358 again puts the state at the forefront of our country’s clean energy transition. As a result, Nevadans will benefit from not only cleaner air and lower energy bills, but also from the thousands of new jobs this measure will create. In last November’s election, Nevadans demonstrated overwhelming support for increasing the use of renewable energy. Governor Sisolak, Senator Chris Brooks and the State Legislature deserve credit for listening to voters and moving quickly to enact SB 358.”
The enactment of SB 358 follows voters’ approval of a similar ballot measure, Question 6, in November 2018.
Celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2019, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 242,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.
Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, [email protected] (202) 556-2872