Nancy E. Brune, Truman National Security Project Fellow, was featured in the Reno Gazette-Journal applauding Nevada Governor Sandoval’s leadership on clean energy and addressing the need to continue said progress. 

“Last month, Governor Brian Sandoval delivered his final state of the state address in which he focused on the great economic and clean energy progress Nevada has made during his time.

Nevada, said Sandoval, has successfully added $6.5 billion worth of renewable energy projects that have created 4,500 new jobs. Sandoval also highlighted the news that Tesla has committed to an expansion of its initial investment in the state by ordering the parts for the company’s next car to be built at its Gigafactory. This expansion is projected to bring in more than $350 million in investment and add 550 new skilled jobs. Advancing the clean energy economy has contributed to the decline in Nevada’s unemployment rate to 5.1 percent, down from 14.0 percent in 2010. Nevada now leads the nation in job growth. Sandoval’s announcement of a new forum, the Committee on Energy Choice, is further evidence that Nevada’s evolving energy future is a priority.

These clean energy commitments are great strides forward for the Silver State. In 2013, Nevada passed a bill that moved the state’s energy dependence away from coal-fired power plants…”

 

Read the full article here.

Nancy E. Brune formerly worked at Sandia National Laboratories as a senior policy analyst examining issues of energy security and climate security and is a Security Fellow at the Truman National Security Project. She lives in Las Vegas. Views expressed are her own.