New Energy Industry Task Force urged to adopt renewable energy recommendations
LAS VEGAS (May 26, 2016) – The Clean Energy Project joined with Nevada small businesses to urge the Governor's New Energy Industry Task Force to adopt recommendations providing consumers more clean energy choices and end the state's expensive, out-of-state fossil fuel dependence.
The Task Force, convened by Governor Brian Sandoval, is charged with mapping Nevada's renewable energy future. "The clean energy revolution is moving quickly, and we must respond in a way that allows Nevada to capitalize on the opportunities these innovations present," said Jennifer Taylor, CEP Executive Director. "Thousands of jobs, clean air and healthy communities depend on Nevada and its leaders embracing a forward looking vision."
"Nevada businesses of all sizes recognize the importance of developing renewable energy in the state," Taylor continued. "The adoption of the Task Force's recommendations will also protect well-intentioned consumers who invested in rooftop solar systems based on promises from the state, but had their connection charges to the grid triple last December."
"Governor Sandoval and the Governor's New Energy Industry Task Force are working through complex but crucial policy questions," said Dani Hill, General Manager of Segway Las Vegas, a company that offers Segway tours, sales and leasing. "They recognize the importance of their task. Nevada's renewable energy future is at stake."
"These recommendations have the potential to make our state a regional clean energy leader and an economic powerhouse in the West. But status quo won't get us there," said Cody Sommer, President at Syntech, Inc., an engineering and land surveying firm. "Nevadans are more than ready for a clean energy future."
"I want to thank the members of the Task Force and urge them to advance these bipartisan policies to move our clean energy economy forward," said Jerry Lambert, owner of the Jerry Lambert Experience salon. "They have taken on the critical issues of protecting our environment and drawing a map to a clean energy future that includes good Nevada jobs that will not leave our State. These recommendations will go a long way to ensure that renewable energy is a growing part of Nevada's future."
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. CEP is also a co-sponsor of the National Clean Energy Summit, the country's foremost annual clean energy conversation. CEP is a state partner of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). For more information, please visit CleanEnergyProjectNV.org.