Thursday, November 8, 2018

USA, Nevada: Silver State Voters Want More Renewable Energy

Voters Will Face The Renewable Energy Ballot Question Again in 2020 (KTVN)

Voters moved Nevada one step closer toward more renewable energy in the state. 59 percent of voters checked yes to increase the amount of solar, geothermal and wind resources in Nevada.

However, since Question 6 proposes an amendment to the state constitution, it'll have to pass again in 2020.

"In a state where we have an abundance of sunshine, geothermal and wind, we need to use it,” says Kyle Roerink, with Nevadans for a Clean Energy Future. "Currently we're at a 25 percent by 2025 renewable portfolio standard,” says Roerink. But because Nevadans approved Question 6, we're now on a path that would change that requirement to 50 percent clean energy by 2030."