Lead Nevada to 100% Clean Energy
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Nevada receives enough sunshine that we could power the entire US electrical grid. However, 90% of the energy we consume in Nevada comes from fossil fuels imported from outside the state.
Each year, we spend $8 billion importing fossil fuels. This is twice as much as we spend on K-12 education!
100% clean energy will retain $8 billion in the Nevada economy each year, and create more than 50,000 jobs statewide. This will help Nevada families to save money on their energy bills every month.
100% clean energy will reduce our statewide greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80%, and significantly reduce air pollution and smog.
Please demonstrate national leadership, and lead Nevada to 100% clean energy across all sectors, including buildings and transportation, by 2040!
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- 2014 fossil fuel imports: $8,149,000,000 (US Energy Information Administration): https://www.eia.gov/state/data.php?sid=NV#ConsumptionExpenditures
- 2014 Education Spending: $3,863,473,000
+ 2014 enrollment: 459,172 students: http://www.doe.nv.gov/DataCenter/Enrollment/
+ 2014 spending: $8,414/student: http://www.governing.com/gov-data/education-data/state-education-spending-per-pupil-data.html
- Nevada greenhouse gas emissions: https://ndep.nv.gov/docs_13/ghg_report_2012.pdf
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