Nevada urged to boost RE
AWEA, GEA and SEIA call on governor to back 40% renewables target for 2030
US business groups from the geothermal, solar and wind power industries have written to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval asking him to sign a bill expanding the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 40% by 2030 from the existing 25% target by 2025.
The American Wind Energy Association, Geothermal Energy Association, and Solar Energy Industries Association said: “Our organizations represent thousands of leading renewable energy companies in the United States who have invested billions of dollars in the country’s growing clean energy economy.
“We stress that your signature on raising the standard will affirm the state’s position as a national clean energy leader.”
The organizations said increasing the target would attract over $3bn in additional investment to Nevada.
Image: Spring Valley wind farm in Nevada (Pattern Energy)