Nevada lawmakers will consider legislating a higher state renewable portfolio standard, after state Senator Chris Brooks — a former solar entrepreneur — filed legislation this week to increase the standard to 50 percent by 2030. That’s up from the current goal of 25 percent by 2025.
The proposed law also sets out a 2050 goal that 100 percent of electricity sold by state electric providers be zero-carbon by that year.
The bill comes after the passage of a state ballot initiative in 2018, Question 6, which proposed changing the state’s constitution to include the 50 percent by 2030 renewable portfolio standard (RPS). Under Nevada law, constitutional amendments must garner approval twice, in two even-numbered election years.