Renewable energyNevada has head start on new pollution rules. With the release of EPA’s proposed power plant rule designed to reduce greenhouse gas carbon dioxide emissions by 30% by 2030, and with the proposal to give flexibility to individual states in meeting that mandate, Nevada is likely better positioned to meet that goal than other states. With NV Energy’s recently announced plans to close two coal fired power plants in 2017, and with about 80% of its electrical generation fueled by natural gas, a lower carbon dioxide emitting fuel than coal, and with Nevada having great potential renewable resources in solar, wind, and geothermal energy, the likelihood of achieving success is enhanced in the Silver State. Key stakeholders are in the process of reviewing the 645-page proposal. The full article appeared in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

About the Author: Lauren Boitel

Lauren Boitel is the Executive Director of ImpactNV, a statewide sustainability NGO convener and coalition builder that drives systemic change around economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the Silver State. Lauren has 12 years of experience as a Sustainability Professional in Southern Nevada and teaches Sustainability & Entrepreneurship for the Lee Business School at UNLV.