Nevada is on track to achieve the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan emissions reductions

Nevada has already made important progress reducing carbon pollution from power plants. The state has been proactive in passing clean energy legislation, such as the Renewable Portfolio Standard that requires Nevada’s energy mix to include an increasing amount of renewables; and 2013’s Senate Bill 123, which closes the Reid Gardner coal plant by 2017 and ends coal imports by 2019, replacing them with cleaner sources. As a result, Nevada can readily comply with the final Clean Power Plan, which requires a 22% reduction from 2005 levels by 2030.

Published: 2015

Publication Category: Clean Energy

States: Nevada