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.