(LAS VEGAS, KXNT, A.P.)–The now solar-powered “Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas” sign served as the backdrop as U.S. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada and Governor Brian Sandoval hailed a new report showing that more than $5.5 billion has been invested in clean energy and renewable projects in Nevada since 2010.
The report was produced by the nonprofit Clean Energy Project, which advocates renewable energy and clean energy projects.
Reid says he’s proud that new energy investment is creating jobs, but said there is more that needs to be done. He says tax incentives and a speedy permitting process for projects on public lands could help boost the industry further.
The report also noted Nevada will host conferences this year for wind, geothermal and solar energy trade groups, as well as the National Clean Energy Summit 7.0.