This Nevada Current article discusses the CEP and AEE's recently released Nevada Clean Energy Roadmap and the upcoming vote on Question 3, an amendment to Nevada's state constitution which would allow for greater competition in energy purchasing. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
A “Clean Energy Roadmap” released Thursday by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and the Clean Energy Project (CEP) lists a half-dozen proposals designed “to harness the economic power of clean energy to grow Nevada’s economy and create high quality jobs.”
Some of the ideas are familiar, such as increasing the amount of energy providers must obtain from renewable sources. A measure to increase the Nevada’s “renewable portfolio standard” from its current 25 percent by 2025 to 50 percent by 2030 will be on the ballot in November.
Other AEE/CEP recommendations are less familiar with the public. A “community solar program,” for instance, would allow renters, low-income people and others who can’t install solar panels to buy solar power from local sources. Several states have authorized – and utilities in those states established – community solar programs. Nevada is not one of them.
“Regardless of the choice Nevada voters make this fall,” on Question 3, “community solar should be part of the next administration’s clean energy agenda,” says the AEE/CEP “Roadmap.”