150+ Nevada Businesses Voice Support For Nevada's Clean Power Plan
More than 150 businesses signed a pledge supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to reduce power plant carbon pollution, while others see economic opportunity.
Las Vegas, Nevada – August 3, 2015 – More than 150 Nevada businesses signed Clean Energy Project’s pledge in support of Nevada developing and implementing its own Clean Power Plan to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule reducing existing power plant carbon pollution.
“Nevada business owners and operators have responded loudly in support of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan,” said Jennifer Taylor, executive director of Clean Energy Project. “Business leaders recognize that we do not have to choose between the economy and the environment. In Nevada we can address carbon pollution while improving the business climate.”
“For me, it is as much about economic opportunity as it is morality,” said Jerry Lambert, owner of The Jerry Lambert Experience. “As a business owner, I am obligated to serve the needs of my customers and every day it is very clear to me that they want my company to be dedicated to making the world a better place as well as provide them a great service.”
The Nevada Carbon Emission Reduction Support Pledge
The pledge allows Nevada companies to show their support for the state’s effort to develop its own plan to reduce carbon pollution. Most of the companies’ reasons for signing the pledge has nothing to do with economic benefit, but is a part of their corporate social responsibility philosophy.
Las Vegas Window Tinting’s Lelia Friedlander signed the pledge because, “Decreasing fossil fuel usage and decreasing our carbon emissions supports a healthier planet and its inhabitants.”
Proof Interactive President, Dan Geary signed the pledge because, “Science clearly shows danger from carbon pollution.”
The Funnel Cake Café’s Denette Braud was very simple with her reason, “For clean air, good health and jobs.”
Other Nevada businesses, which signed the pledge include: Gymcats, Rachel’s Kitchen at The Ogden, Square Salon, Sunrise Coffee, Forte PR, Drive Friendly Driving School, Segway Las Vegas, Beacon Inspection Services, MIH Management Solutions, Proof Interactive, The Funk House, Nevada Licensing Services, Pioneer Overhead Door, Energy Inspectors, and Eco Insurance. A full list of signees can be found at CEP’s website www.cleanenergyprojectnv.org/blog/nevada-business-owners-support-clean-power-plan.
Clean Power Plan: Nevada Economic Opportunity and Compliance
In addition to small business’ support, Nevada and many of its businesses are poised to benefit from the new proposed standards. As reported in March 2014, Nevada has already garnered more than $5.5 billion in clean solar, wind and geothermal energy investment since 2010 and boasts nearly 22,000 green jobs through the efforts of bipartisan state leadership. The passage of Senate Bill 123 in 2013 put Nevada on a path to compliance ahead of the EPA’s proposed schedule and is on track to develop an economically beneficial compliance plan, potentially positioning Nevada as the Western United States’ leading exporter of renewable energy.
About Clean Energy Project
Clean Energy Project, Inc. (CEP) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to powering the clean energy economy through education and engagement with policy leaders, community leaders and citizens on the economic benefits of fully developing a clean energy economy. For more information, please visit CleanEnergyProjectNV.org.
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