Advancing Clean Energy
Our Biggest Opportunity
Scaling up renewable energy is Clark County’s greatest opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other air pollution. In the latter half of 2022, only 25.8% of NV Energy's supply electricity came from renewable sources, such as solar, hydropower, geothermal, biofuels, and wind. We have a big opportunity to tap into the vast renewable energy resources available in Southern Nevada to provide clean electricity and heat. By embracing innovative and clean energy technology, Clark County can drive local workforce development and strengthen the local economy by keeping energy production in Nevada, all while preparing for the extremes of climate change
Leading by Example
Community-Based Solar Projects
In 2019, the Nevada Legislature passed a law to expand solar energy to low-income customers without requiring them to install their own solar systems. In response, NV Energy recently launched the Expanded Solar Access Program to support community-based solar projects. At the Program’s full capacity, the Expanded Solar Access Program has the potential to serve more than 8,700 low-income households and more than 15,000 households that would otherwise be unable to install solar panels due to rental agreements or space constraints.
Advancing Clean Energy
Where We Use Energy
Nearly a third of County-wide emissions are from the electricity used in buildings. Those emissions are also a result of the generation sources (i.e., natural gas, solar, wind, geothermal, etc.) that create the energy we use. The switch to clean electricity will have the biggest single impact on GHGs and will prepare the region to power everything with zero carbon energy.
Energy and Climate
Connections to Climate Change
Investing in and producing more renewable energy will reduce GHG emissions. At the same time, we need to strengthen the electric grid against the impacts of climate change which threaten to disrupt energy delivery and increase energy bills. Extreme weather events, particularly heat waves, stress the electricity grid and elevate the risk of brownouts. Flash flooding and high winds also pose risks to power lines and other energy infrastructure. These issues can be addressed through strategies that include creating more connections to regional clean energy supplies, making the grid "smarter," and leveraging energy storage opportunities.
Our Pathway to a Clean Energy Future
Explore the goals, strategies, and actions in the All-In Community Plan. Use the dropdown table to see the progress we've made towards implementing each action!
Clean & Reliable Energy
Are You All-In?
Support an Efficient & Resilient Energy Future
You can help us go All-In to reduce energy consumption and increase reliance on renewables. Here are some key steps to take.