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National Solar Leaders Endorse Nevada’s Renewable Energy Ballot Measure: Question 6

Groups Urge YES Vote on 6 for Clean Energy, Clean Air and Local Jobs

Thursday, Aug 30 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two leading solar organizations, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Vote Solar Action Fund, today announced their support for Nevada’s Question 6, a measure on the November 6 ballot that will increase the state’s renewable energy targets to 50 percent by 2030.

“We are proud to work with a strong and diverse local coalition to support Question 6, the only measure on the November ballot that is guaranteed to significantly increase the amount of Nevada’s electricity that comes from homegrown renewable sources like solar energy,” said Jessica Scott with the Vote Solar Action Fund. “Overwhelming majorities of Republican, Democratic and Independent Nevadans all want more healthy, job-creating clean energy powering their communities, and it’s exciting that they'll now have the opportunity to vote for that brighter future for their families and future generations at the ballot this fall.”

“No state has seen the profound effect that strong policy can have on jobs and economic activity than Nevada,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association. “A strong RPS in Nevada is not only imminently achievable, but also will create massive jobs, stimulate economic activity and support air quality.”

Question 6 would require Nevada’s electric suppliers to generate at least 50 percent of their total electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. By putting more of the state’s plentiful sunshine and other renewable resources to work for Nevada, a yes vote on Question 6 will create more jobs in the state’s growing clean energy economy, improve health by reducing harmful pollution, and build a better world for future generations.

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About the Vote Solar Action Fund:

The Vote Solar Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from Vote Solar and works to make solar a mainstream energy resource across the U.S.

About SEIA:

Celebrating its 44th anniversary in 2018, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 260,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

Media contacts:

Zadie Oleksiw, Vote Solar – Zadie@votesolar.org, (202) 836-5754

Morgan Lyons, SEIA – mlyons@seia.org, (202) 556-2872