Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak doubled Nevada’s Renewable Portfolio Standard on Monday. The new law positions the state to maintain the fastest job growth in the country for clean energy like solar, geothermal and wind.
Gov. Sisolak’s signing of Senate Bill 358 requires energy generated and used in Nevada to come from at least 50% clean energy sources by 2030, up from 25% by 2025 previously in state law. By signing the bill, Sisolak fulfilled one of his central campaign promises and responded to a ballot question last November in which Nevada voters overwhelmingly supported a stronger RPS.
The growth of Nevada’s clean energy economy helped SB358, sponsored by Senator Chris Brooks, sail through the state Senate and Assembly without a single “no” vote. The legislation also enjoyed support from a broad coalition of businesses, local chambers of commerce, labor unions, and community groups.