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Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill into law on Monday that instructs Nevada electricity providers to obtain at least 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Looking further ahead, it sets a goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050. SB 358 passed both the state house and senate unanimously.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new interpretation of the Clean Water Act on Monday that fails to protect against pollution that passes through groundwater before reaching our waterways. The EPA is grossly misinterpreting the Clean Water Act and putting our waters at risk by opening loopholes for pollution. This change would leave the public vulnerable to toxic pollution, as our current law
City of Las Vegas – The City of Las Vegas ranked fifth nationwide for solar energy capacity per capita, landing it among the nation’s leaders, and first in the Mountain region, for installing clean energy from the sun. The results come from the sixth edition of Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment Nevada Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.
The Trump administration is moving to weaken a rule that protects Americans from mercury, arsenic and other toxic emissions. Our staff are having none of it.
Here's a not-so-bright idea: The Trump administration's latest environmental rollback would get rid of our country's most effective energy-saving policy.
Have you ever thought about going solar at your home or business? Environment Nevada has partnered with EnergySage to make finding your local solar options easy. Find out more.