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To: NV elected officials
Save Nevada’s prosperous solar market and the thousands of jobs it has created.
Solar provides people with a clean energy source and creates thousands of local jobs that can’t be outsourced! Don’t let NV Energy eliminate Nevada’s prosperous solar market, and the thousands of jobs it has created.
Lift the cap on net metering and the limitations on rooftop solar. 6,000 solar jobs and affordable clean energy are at stake!
Why is this important?
Out-of-state company Berkshire Hathaway and its local subsidiary, NV Energy, are trying to stop the progress that Nevada’s rooftop solar industry has made over the past year. All because it can’t take the competition. In fact, NV Energy wants to stop solar dead in its tracks and deny residents, schools, and businesses their right to choose cleaner energy.
Last year, solar jobs in Nevada grew 146%, catapulting Nevada to #1 in solar jobs per capita in the nation. 3,500 new jobs were created! Unfortunately this unprecedented growth will grind to a halt and jobs will actually be lost if the Iowa-based Berkshire Hathaway get its way. Its strategy is clear: Berkshire Hathaway and NV Energy are teaming up to stop solar in order to protect their 100+ year old monopoly.
Last year, the Public Utilities Commission called for a study required by the Legislature proving that solar benefits everyone, even those without solar. It saves all ratepayers up to $36 million.
Of course, NV Energy is now trying to discredit this study -- even though they are the ones who asked for it -- and instead trying to eliminate net metering, the most fundamental rooftop solar policy. Net metering gives solar customers full, fair credit on their electric bills for the excess power they produce. Nevada will soon reach an arbitrary, unnecessary cap on the number of people who can participate in net metering, and NV Energy wants to enforce this cap. The cap must be raised or removed during this legislative session in order for rooftop solar growth to continue. Without net metering, there will be no solar in Nevada. NV Energy doesn’t like net metering and rooftop solar because it doesn’t support their monopoly.
Not only is NV Energy trying to protect its monopoly, it is also denying what its own customers want. Solar provides people with a clean energy source and creates thousands of local jobs that can’t be outsourced! Don’t let NV Energy eliminate Nevada’s prosperous solar market, and the thousands of jobs it has created!