Governor Sisolak Announces Climate Solutions as Part of Economic Recovery Plan During State of State Address

Nevada Conservation League applauds strategic investments to be made in climate change solutions, clean energy, and heat mitigation

LAS VEGAS — Today, during a special State of State address, Governor Sisolak laid out a vision for Nevada’s economic recovery and his priorities for strategic investments using federal and state dollars. Among the Governor’s top priorities included investments in climate crisis solutions, clean energy expansion, and extreme heat mitigation. 

Governor Sisolak also reiterated his administration’s commitment to Nevada’s climate goals of 50 percent clean energy by the year 2030 and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. 

Following the address, Nevada Conservation League Executive Director Paul Selberg issued the below statement: 

“During the pandemic, Nevada’s economy was one of the hardest hit in the country. Implementing a strong plan for economic recovery is necessary and ensuring that recovery is rooted in addressing the climate crisis is critical. 

We are encouraged to see the Governor’s continued commitment to expanding the clean energy economy that has already offered opportunities for economic growth — creating thousands of good-paying jobs that fight the climate crisis and works toward our climate goals — and to protecting our communities from devastation by convening a bipartisan group of scientists and climate leaders who will develop a statewide strategy to tackle extreme heat. 

We thank our federal delegation who fought for this important funding. This progress shows what is possible and we hope our federal leaders continue to do more by taking swift action to pass investments for climate, justice, and jobs, to help lower costs and rebuild communities.”

Key quotes from Governor Sisolak’s state of the state address:

  • “These aren’t just good jobs, they’re critical tools in the fight against climate change.”
  • “Another huge economic growth opportunity for us is clean energy. With more sunshine than just about any state in the nation, Nevada is on the way to becoming the leading clean-energy economy in America.”
  • “Climate change puts us all at risk. Drought, wildfire, Lake Mead’s record low, affects us every day.”
  • “We will continue leading the fight against climate change and creating good jobs in the process. Because a resilient, clean energy economy is a part of a strong, diversified economy.” 

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