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A Nevada Legislative Committee Leads the Conversation on a Western Wholesale Energy Market

Posted by Sarah Steinberg on Dec 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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Creation of a wholesale energy market in the West got a stamp of approval from Nevada last week when a legislative committee sent a letter to state officials urging them to support western regionalization – and citing AEE’s principles for doing so. “The West may meet its near-term clean energy policy targets” with current arrangements, committee chair Daniele Monroe-Moreno wrote. “However, to achieve long-term clean energy targets, western states and utilities must move towards even more flexible options and coordinated operations.”

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Topics: State Policy, 21st Century Electricity System, Wholesale Markets

‘Clean Cars’ Initiative Puts Nevada in the Driver's Seat for Electric Transportation

Posted by Sarah Steinberg on Jun 25, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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Under the Sisolak Administration, Nevada has emerged as one of the states leading this country’s transition to a clean electricity grid. This week, it becomes a leader in the electric transportation transformation as well. That’s because Gov. Sisolak announced a Clean Cars Nevada initiative to give Nevadans more options for low- and zero-emission vehicles when they go shopping for a new car or truck. By initiating the process (pursuant to Section 177 of the federal Clean Air Act) to adopt more stringent emissions standards for vehicles than those in place nationally, Nevada will also set itself up as the next hot market for electric vehicles (EVs) and related charging station development.

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Topics: Advanced Transportation

Silver State Deserves Gold Medal for Advanced Energy Job Growth

Posted by Sarah Steinberg on Dec 10, 2019 11:30:00 AM

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While Governor Sisolak and the State Legislature were hard at work passing policy after policy to make Nevada one of the best places in the country to invest in advanced energy, the latest employment figures showed what a strong industry base Nevada has to build on: 33,900 advanced energy jobs in 2018, with employers predicting further growth of 7% for the year now coming to a close. What’s more, advanced energy jobs increased a whopping 31% in Nevada from 2017 to 2018, 10 times the rate of overall job growth in the state and far faster than any other state where AEE has reported employment. That should win the Silver State a Gold Medal!

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Topics: Advanced Energy Employment