FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2016
Contact: Laura Tierney
BCSE Praises Work of Nevada’s New Energy Industry Task Force and its
Clean Energy Sources Technical Advisory Committee
Washington, DC - The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) released the following statement from BCSE President Lisa Jacobson regarding Nevada’s May 26 New Energy Industry Task Force meeting:
“The Council commends the progress made by the New Energy Industry Task Force and welcomes the report today of its Technical Advisory Committee on Clean Energy Sources. The broad set of policies the Task Force is considering is a positive step forward and shows continued clean energy market leadership at the state level. Deploying cleaner and more efficient energy solutions in Nevada will grow the economy and create jobs.
“The nation’s electricity sector is undergoing a sweeping transition to clean energy as a result of innovations in technology, new business models, changing consumer behavior and smart public policies. Consumers now have access to more options for affordable, reliable clean energy.
“In Nevada, natural gas plays a major role in the state’s electricity generation mix -- it has generated roughly two-thirds of the state’s energy every year since 2008, according to a study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and BCSE. In addition, Nevada doubled its renewable energy generating capacity between 2008 and 2013, from 9% to 18%, driven by new geothermal, solar and wind capacity. And while Nevada’s annual energy efficiency savings and spending have slowed in recent years, the state’s utilities are piloting technology-enabled demand-side management programs. Not only will efficiency investments lower carbon emissions, but, done right, they also will lower customers’ bills.
“The Council looks forward to working with the Task Force and the Clean Energy Sources Technical Advisory Committee as it reviews policy options and as it considers Clean Power Plan implementation in the context of Nevada’s energy strategy.”
Download the full press release here.