Nevada voters put renewable standards in the state constitution. What does it mean for addressing climate change?

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For a second time, voters approved Question 6, a measure amending the Nevada Constitution to spell out renewable requirements for electric utilities. This was not unexpected. Under the amendment, utilities will now have a constitutional requirement to have a renewable portfolio of at least 50 percent by 2030. So what does it mean for addressing climate change in Nevada?

After voters passed Question 6 in 2018, the Legislature passed a similar requirement only a few months later. That legislation was approved unanimously by the Assembly and the Senate, and it was signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak on Earth Day. Still, Question 6 stayed on the 2020 ballot. 

Amendments to the Nevada Constitution must be passed in two elections. The second passage of Question 6 on Tuesday night will enshrine a renewable requirement in the state Constitution. 

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