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Tell Gov. Sandoval: Vetoing the Renewable Portfolio Standard and community solar were mistakes

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The eyes of the nation were on Nevada this year, as the state legislature considered 11 pieces of critical clean energy and energy efficiency legislation. In a substantial win for Nevada’s clean energy economy, 9 of those 11 bills were signed into law. While Nevadans will benefit economically from greater access to energy efficiency and stable electric rates, Governor Sandoval’s vetoes of the higher clean energy standard and community solar prevent Nevada from unleashing its full economic potential.
 
Governor Sandoval made significant mistakes in vetoing the increase in the Renewable Portfolio Standard (AB 206) and community solar (SB 392), and he needs to hear from you about it. A more aggressive push for renewable energy would have helped consumers and businesses realize greater economic benefits more quickly, and it would have secured Nevada’s place as a clean energy leader. His decision puts artificial limits on the Nevada’s ability to compete with other states that are aggressively capitalizing on the rewards of a clean energy economy.
 
We’ll have other opportunities to push Nevada towards a higher standard and community solar, but to do so, you need to put pressure on the governor. Send him your message now!

If you’re concerned about energy for the future, have (or would like) a clean energy job, or want Nevada to have a stronger economy or a cleaner, more stable environment, don’t forget to add your story!
 
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I’m very disappointed in your vetoes of AB 206 and SB 392 to increase the Renewable Portfolio Standard and to create a community solar program. Your rejection of the higher clean energy standard and community solar prevents Nevada from unleashing its full economic potential. Your decision puts artificial limits on the state’s ability to compete with other states that are aggressively capitalizing on the economic rewards of a clean energy economy. A more aggressive push for renewable energy would have helped consumers and businesses realize greater economic benefits more quickly, and it would have secured Nevada’s place as a clean energy leader. Today, more than 20,000 people work in Nevada’s energy efficiency and solar energy industries, and more than $6 billion has been invested in renewable energy in the state. By increasing the clean energy standard during the next legislative session and expanding investment in renewable energy, Nevada has the potential to bring billions of dollars into the state’s economy and create tens of thousands of additional jobs by 2030. I sincerely hope you rethink your position on increasing Nevada’s renewable energy portfolio standard and establishing a community solar program in the future. We deserve it.