Steve Sisolak on Energy & Oil
Renewable energy makes business sense
Nevada used to lead the nation in producing renewable energy. Sadly, we've fallen behind. I strongly support the goal of achieving a minimum of 50% in renewable energy by 2030. And I know we can meet these standards without raising the cost of
electricity for the ratepayers of our state. Allowing Nevada to lead when it comes to renewable energy isn't just good for job growth or energy rates, it helps preserve and protect Nevada's incredible natural beauty.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Nevada legislature
, Jan 16, 2019
Climate change poses a direct threat to our communities
Q: Consider climate change a critical threat? Should government limit the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to combat climate change?
Adam Laxalt (R): No. Joined appeal of Obama Clean Power Plan. "Oppose efforts to impose or expand costly
and burdensome mandates on energy providers, which only lead to higher prices that hurt Nevada's families."
Steve Sisolak (D): Yes. "Climate change is real and poses a direct threat to our environment and communities." Work as a state to uphold
Paris Climate Agreement & Clean Power Plan.
Q: Support Question 6, the initiative requiring utilities to provide 50% of energy from renewables by 2030?
Adam Laxalt (R):
No specific stand but opposes "costly and burdensome mandates on energy providers."
Steve Sisolak (D): Yes. "Want Nevada to lead the world in clean energy."
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Nevada Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
Encourage cleaner burning fuels; but not Yucca
Sisolak indicates support of the following principles concerning Nevada's environment:
- Enact tougher environmental standards to encourage the sale of cleaner burning fuels throughout Nevada.
- Require a cost/benefit analysis on proposed
- Request flexibility from the federal government in enforcing federal environmental regulations.
Q: Do you support the selection of Yucca Mountain in southwest Nevada as a storage site for used nuclear fuel?
Source: 1996 Nevada National Political Awareness Test
, Nov 1, 1996
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