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Nevada Conservation League Hosts Workshop on Clean Energy Home Upgrades

Photos from the event can be found here. 

RENO, NV — Yesterday, the Nevada Conservation League (NCL) hosted a Home Energy Upgrade workshop to empower Nevadans to lower their energy costs through energy-efficient and clean energy solutions. NCL was joined by Assemblywoman Selena La Rue Hatch, Washoe County Commissioner Alexis Hill, NV Energy’s Powershift, Nevada Clean Energy Fund, and One APIA Nevada to discuss energy efficiency programs and tax incentives available to Nevadans that save homeowners thousands of dollars in upfront costs and reduce their utility bills long term. 

Significant investments from President Biden’s Clean Energy Plan, which includes the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), are making home energy upgrades more affordable. By electrifying household appliances, installing solar, transitioning to electric vehicles, and weatherizing homes for improved energy efficiency, Nevadans can leverage available clean energy tax credits and bring down home energy bills. Learn more about maximizing federal tax credits. 

“By embracing the incoming federal clean energy investments, we can protect the environment while also empowering Nevadans to take control of their energy costs,” said Nevada Conservation League Deputy Director, Christi Cabrera-Georgeson. “The first step is equipping Nevadans with the knowledge and resources they need to lower their energy costs. Innovative and inclusive clean energy solutions are available now. Through collaborative efforts like today, we can make clean energy upgrades accessible to more households, drive down utility bills, and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.” 

“Addressing climate change may seem daunting at times, but I know that we can tackle this if we work together,” said Assemblywoman Selena La Rue Hatch. “Thanks to the Biden administration and the Clean Energy Plan, every single one of us can help combat climate change by upgrading our home energy systems – and save money in the process. I am proud that we have leaders working on climate issues at every single level from the federal to state to local to individual and that is why I am hopeful about our future.”

“I am so thankful to the Nevada Conservation League for educating Nevadans about how they can save money and our planet with the groundbreaking federal Clean Energy Plan,” said Washoe County Commissioner Alexis Hill. “We can all fight climate change on a local level, save money, improve air quality by investing in home energy upgrades like rooftop solar and energy-efficient home improvements, and EV vehicle credits. We all can participate in Nevada’s transition to electrification.”

“The Nevada Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) is dedicated to breaking down chronic financial and market barriers that prevent Nevada’s low-income communities from accessing clean energy and reducing their energy burdens,” said Nevada Clean Energy Fund Director of Investments, Greg Zegas. “NCEF’s programs—including its existing Residential Energy Upgrade Program (RE-UP) and the forthcoming Solar for All programs announced this week after NCEF’s $156 million federal funding award—can complement other clean energy incentives, tax credits, and rebates to accelerate our progress toward a thriving, affordable, and accessible clean energy economy in Nevada.”

“NV Energy is excited to support groups who are motivated to help further energy conservation,” said NV Energy Sr. Program Manager, Chad Piekarz. “We’re looking forward to assisting our communities with programs designed to not only lower costs but to have a positive impact on the environment.” 


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