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Nevada Conservation League Announces Support for Yes on Question 3

The Neva­da Con­ser­va­tion League (NCL) today announced their endorse­ment of a yes vote on Ques­tion Three, the Ener­gy Choice Ini­tia­tive. If approved by vot­ers in 2016 and 2018, it would cre­ate a con­sti­tu­tion­al right for Neva­da cit­i­zens to pur­chase elec­tric­i­ty from a provider of their choice.

Our orga­ni­za­tion was pleased to see the Prin­ci­ples for Nevada’s Ener­gy Future released by Nevadans for Afford­able Clean Ener­gy Choic­es last week,” said Andy Mag­gi, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neva­da Con­ser­va­tion League. “These prin­ci­ples match our goals to increase the amount of clean ener­gy that Nevadans have access to and reduce the amount of ener­gy that we get from dirty fos­sil fuels.”

Nevadans are ready for change. After the Neva­da Pub­lic Util­i­ty Commission’s high pro­file fail­ure to encour­age the devel­op­ment of rooftop solar and the loop­holes in the state’s Renew­able Port­fo­lio Stan­dard, Nevadans are clam­or­ing for bet­ter access to clean renew­able ener­gy and the eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment it will bring to our state. Increas­ing desire of cus­tomers, whether home­own­ers want­i­ng to put solar on their roofs or com­pa­nies demand­ing 100% clean ener­gy, demon­strates the need for our mod­el to catch up.

Ques­tion 3 means Neva­da ener­gy users will have more choic­es about where and how they get their elec­tric­i­ty and will cre­ate a sys­tem that stim­u­lates the devel­op­ment of clean ener­gy right here,” said Mag­gi. “Ques­tion 3 won’t raise our rates for elec­tric­i­ty or wipe away cur­rent envi­ron­men­tal and ener­gy con­ser­va­tion laws – it will start the con­ver­sa­tion that leads to an ener­gy sys­tem built for the 21st cen­tu­ry.”

The Neva­da Con­ser­va­tion League is the inde­pen­dent polit­i­cal voice of Nevada’s con­ser­va­tion com­mu­ni­ty. NCL works to main­tain and enhance the nat­ur­al char­ac­ter of Neva­da and the qual­i­ty of life for Nevada’s fam­i­lies through effec­tive advo­ca­cy, the elec­tion of pro-con­ser­va­tion can­di­dates and build­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion.

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