An emissions, equity, and economic analysis.
Nevada’s leaders have recognized the urgency of the climate crisis, passing a 50 percent renewable portfolio standard in 2019 and setting statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals of 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, 45 percent by 2030, and zero or near-zero emissions by 2050. This report describes pathways and policies to meet these goals, the equity, air pollution, and cost implications of doing so, and associated policy recommendations. Our modeling shows Nevada can meet GHG goals with energy costs similar to or even lower than today’s. Our analysis also shows that additional energy efficiency and demand flexibility can reduce the cost of the transition.