in News Departments > Policy Watch
print the content item

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., recently unveiled his vision for 2008 to preserve Nevada's environment, while creating jobs by making the state a leader in renewable energy.

"I have long championed environmental causes in Nevada and will continue to do so," says Reid. "I want to preserve Nevada's outdoor heritage and the areas where families go to hunt and fish as well as ensure Nevada children have clean air to breathe for decades to come. And by developing Nevada's renewable energy industry, we can create thousands of jobs while we're at it."

Reid's plans regarding energy and the environment include:

- passing legislation that would increase financing options for building transmission capacity/access to and distributed generation of electricity from renewable energy resources in Nevada and across the West,

- extending and expanding federal tax incentives for renewable energy production and investment,

- looking for opportunities to add even more provisions to the national climate change bill to promote renewable energy technology in Nevada and to help the state adapt to the effects of fossil fuel-induced warming, like drought, invasive species and increased wildfires, and

- growing incentives for on-farm energy production from sustainable energy sources, such as solar and wind.

Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.


Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently released a report calling for an end to wind power subsidies. The Wind Coalition has responded, saying the report is riddled with misinformation.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934