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The Nevada Independent: Laxalt, Sisolak Far Apart on Energy Policies Including Higher RPS, New Scorecard Finds

Posted by Riley Snyder on Oct 16, 2018

The Nevada Independent reported on AEE’s newly released online scorecards that show where Nevada Gubernatorial candidates stand on a range of advanced energy policy priorities. Link to the full article here. See AEE’s press statement here. 

Excerpts of the Nevada Independent story are below:

A clean energy trade association says Nevada gubernatorial candidates Steve Sisolak and Adam Laxalt have divergent views on major energy policy issues, including support for raising the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.

The scorecard assembled by Advanced Energy Economy— a trade association…that supports “affordable, clean, and secure” energy — is one of nine released Tuesday showing the energy positions held by gubernatorial candidates in those states…

Nevada’s current Renewable Portfolio Standard is set at 25 percent by 2025, and an effort to raise it to 40 percent by 2030 [was] vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval after the 2017 legislative session. A group funded by another Steyer-backed organization is supporting a proposed constitutional amendment that would raise Nevada’s RPS to 50 percent by 2030, if approved by voters in 2018 and 2020.

Advanced Energy Economy said that 14 of the gubernatorial candidates polled expressed support for one of the trade organization’s policy priorities and will run targeted digital advertising in all nine states ahead of Election Day to “help voters learn more about the energy policies of gubernatorial hopefuls.”

See the complete Nevada Independent story here.





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