Monday, November 25, 2019

USA, Nevada: Governor Recognizes Contribution of Geothermal Energy to Meet Silver State's Climate Goals

Governor Sisolak Signs Executive Order Directing Administration to Collaborate on Achieving Nevada’s Climate Goals (News Release)

Governor Steve Sisolak signed Executive Order 2019-22 (EO) directing his administration, under the leadership of Director Bradley Crowell of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Director David Bobzien of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE), to collaborate with public, private, and tribal partners to help implement and accelerate cutting-edge solutions to advance the State of Nevada’s ambitious climate goals.

The EO directs State of Nevada agencies to identify and evaluate policies and regulatory strategies to achieve the long-term goals of greenhouse gas emissions reductions, as required by Senate Bill 254 and in accordance with Nevada’s commitments as a member of the US Climate Alliance. To help achieve these reduction targets, the administration, led by DCNR and GOE, will coordinate statewide efforts, including the facilitation of agency and stakeholder participation.

"Nevada's abundant solar, geothermal and wind renewable energy resources, along with a skilled and capable workforce, provide jobs and economic opportunities to Nevada families as a pillar of Nevada's leadership in establishing a competitive clean energy and decarbonized economy," the order said.