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Clean energy investment in Nevada has accelerated rapidly in the past five years, reaching at least $5.5 billion since 2010, according to a new report from the Las Vegas-based Clean Energy Project.

Government officials joined representatives from renewable energy advocacy groups to highlight the report. During a press conference, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said, "Las Vegas and Nevada are leading the way on deploying clean renewable energy. These technologies are creating thousands of jobs. And they are strengthening our state’s electricity supply.

“But, there is more we must do. From providing predictable and fair tax incentives that level the playing field, to quickly approving permits for projects on public lands, we can help clean energy grow in Nevada and nationwide."

Nevada’s emergence as a renewable energy hub will also be symbolized by four major trade shows being held this year in the state, including the Solar Energy Industry Association’s Solar Power International conference and the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER show.

AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan, who was present at the press conference, remarked, “Las Vegas is the perfect place to celebrate how affordable and widespread wind energy has become, since Nevada’s first utility-scale wind farm is part of this $5 billion renewable energy boom for the state, and more wind energy is on the way.”





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