Nev. Renewables Amendment Shows Voters Flexing Muscles

By John Crossley (November 30, 2020, 6:01 PM EST) -- On Nov. 3, Nevada voters approved the Renewable Energy Promotion Initiative,[1] a voter initiative to amend the Nevada Constitution to require providers of retail electricity to obtain at least 50% of the power they sell from renewable energy sources by 2030.

The initiative was first approved in 2018 by 59% of Nevada voters. However, Nevada law requires constitutional amendment initiatives to be approved in two successive general elections. This year the initiative passed by a vote of 58% to 42%, so the state constitution will be amended to include the renewable portfolio standard.

In April 2019, while the ballot initiative was...

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