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The 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature begins on February 2, 2015. If you support clean energy in Nevada, it’s important to stay informed and be involved. Much of Nevada’s strong growth as a clean energy hub can be credited to a history of smart state clean energy policies, and strong bi-partisan support for developing our native clean energy resources.
It’s too early to know what the 2015 Legislative Session will bring for clean energy in Nevada. We do know that policy can make the difference in creating, and maintaining, Nevada’s growth as a vibrant, growing, clean energy hub. We’ll be watching closely, and we hope you will too. Read on for more information n how to stay informed and be involved!
The U.S. solar industry added almost 31,000 new jobs last year, with a job growth rate of 22%, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2014. The Census reported that solar industry wages remain competitive and that worker diversity is growing.
At CEP, we have spent the last 5 years educating Nevadans across the state about the enormous potential that the clean energy sector holds for Nevada. Now, a new poll shows that our hard work is paying off! Nevadans across the spectrum overwhelmingly support clean energy.
Among the poll's findings:
- 71% of Nevadans believe that renewable energy will create jobs in Nevada.
- 81% believe that the United States could produce most of its energy from renewable resources in the next few decades.