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Electricians David Livingston, left, and Mario Rojas with 1 Sun Solar inspect solar panels in Las Vegas on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

Nevada voters have a chance in November to take the first step in mandating that more renewable energy be used in Nevada.

Question 6, which is also called the Renewable Energy Promotion Initiative, would require Nevada to gradually raise its Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2030, double the state’s current mandate of 25 percent by 2025. Because the ballot measure is a proposed constitutional amendment, it needs to pass in 2018 and 2020 to actually take effect.

But what is a Renewable Portfolio Standard? And would increasing it actually substantially raise the amount of renewable energy produced or used in Nevada?

We’re here to help. Check out The Nevada Independent’s short explainer of all you need to know about Question 6 and what it means for renewable energy in Nevada.

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