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Latest Sisolak ad highlights pledges to support renewable energy

Solar field in Nevada. Photo courtesy NV Energy.

Sporting a pair of reflective sunglasses, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak’s latest television ad features the Clark County Commission chairman in the midst of a giant solar field and highlighting his commitment to renewable energy.

The 30-second ad, which will begin airing on Friday ahead of the state’s June 12 primary, features Sisolak touting eight solar projects developed in Clark County as well as hundreds of thousands of subsequent construction jobs, and promises to continue promoting renewable energy policies if elected governor.

“Donald Trump wants to pull the plug on renewables,” he says. “As governor, I want Nevada to lead the nation on clean energy.”

The ad was filmed at the Sempra Energy-owned Copper Mountain Solar Farm, which hosts three of the nine solar projects developed in Clark County between 2012 and 2017, according to a list prepared by the county’s department of air quality last year. The three solar projects at Copper Mountain combined produce a total of 494 megawatts, but the produced energy flows west to California utilities including PG&E and the Southern California Public Power Authority.

In a March video detailing his environmental policy, Sisolak said he supports a proposed ballot initiative seeking to increase the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2030. He also promised to sign pledges tying the state to the federal Clean Power Plan and the Paris Climate Accord, both of which have been scuttled by the Trump administration.

Sisolak will face off against fellow Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani and four other Democratic candidates in the state’s June 12 election.

Disclosure: Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani have donated to The Nevada Independent. You can see a full list of donors here.
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