By Sig Rogich | February 27, 2016
Since the recession, the renewable energy industry has been a particularly bright spot in Nevada’s economy. Nevada is a regional and national leader on clean energy, ranking third in the nation for solar jobs per capita, second in the nation for utility-scale geothermal energy production, and is generating enough wind power for 28,000 Nevada homes.
This success is no accident. Thanks to smart policy, the state’s major utility must get a percentage of its energy from renewable sources. And thanks to efforts at the state and federal level — particularly from Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Harry Reid — Nevada has paved the way for cutting-edge clean technology companies to make their homes here, bolstering our economy and protecting the environment at the same time.