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Nevada passes clean energy bill requiring state to join RTO, accelerating $2B transmission project

SB 448, introduced by state Sen. Chris Brooks, a Democrat from Las Vegas, advances Nevada’s goal to reach 100% carbon-free resources by 2050, set in a 2019 bill that also raised the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030. The new bill goes further, requiring utilities to forecast a path to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by the end of the decade.

A crucial piece of that bill is the accelerated construction of the Greenlink Nevada project, anchored by more than 600 miles of new transmission lines connecting the western part of the state to the East and to Las Vegas.

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