Tuesday, June 4, 2019

USA, Nevada: Silver State to Survey for More Geothermal Resources

New Clean Energy Laws for Nevada (KTVN)

There are several new laws involving clean energy to come out of this latest session of the Nevada Legislature, as well as some studies that will help lay the groundwork for legislation in the future. 

Lawmakers passed a bill to increase Nevada's renewable portfolio; at least half the energy used in the the state will have to come from clean energy sources by the year 2030.

NV SCR1 calls for an interim study of renewable and clean energy resources. Sponsors hope to take advantage of more of the state's geothermal resources.

"The geothermal survey is going to be huge because expanding geothermal is going to be a game changer in diversifying our economy," said Senator Pat Spearman, District 1. "Having  access to geothermal in the spaces we've already disturbed the land, if you will - old mines -  and then putting on renewable energy plants, I think that's going to be a game changer because advanced manufacturing loves geothermal; it reduces the cost of operations so, so much, so keep an eye out for that."