60% of Nevada Voters Say Yes On Question 6
Nevada voters poured out to support clean energy and passed Question 6, which aims to increase the amount of solar and other renewable energy sources powering the state to 50 percent by 2030. Vote Solar Action Fund was part of a grassroots coalition in Nevada that engaged with hundreds of thosands of voters to support Question 6.
“Solar energy was on the ballot this year, and Nevadans voted yes to create more than 11,000 jobs and generate $1.5 billion in local investments. Vote Solar Action Fund looks forward to working with our partners to turn the will of Nevadans into law this legislative session,” said Jessica Scott, Senior Director, Interior West for the Vote Solar Action Fund.
Constitutional initiatives in Nevada must pass by a vote of the people in two consecutive elections. Passing Question 6 was the first step in moving Nevada to 50% renewables by 2030, and remains a backstop. Vote Solar Action Fund and our partners will now head to the 2019 legislative session to call on lawmakers to enact a higher Renewable Portfolio Standard in the Silver State.
“The people of Nevada confirmed what we’ve known all along: We have a right to clean air and clean energy,” said Katie Robbins, YES on 6 campaign manager. “With Question 6, we will stop spending $700 million every year on fossil fuels from other states and start investing in our abundance renewable energy resources. We could not have done this with the help of businesses, advocates and organizations that have been working on this for many years. This victory reaffirms that Nevadans of all political stripes support more renewable energy, more jobs and, most importantly, the opportunity for a healthier Nevada.”
About the Vote Solar Action Fund: The Vote Solar Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from Vote Solar and works to make solar a mainstream energy resource across the U.S.