Bill would increase renewable energy portfolio standard — are these people insane!

Are these people insane? And delusional?

Our benighted lawmakers have already ensconced a law that by 2025 Nevada get 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources such as solar, wind, geothermal and biomass, and no one apparently has introduced a bill to repeal this insanity that could increase power bills 30 percent or more due to the high cost of such power.

Instead, there is a bill to increase the portfolio standard to 35 percent. It is SB252.

The Las Vegas Sun reported on Friday:

“U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, in his address to the Legislature, recommended the amount of renewable energy be boosted to 35 percent. (State Sen. Kelvin) Atkinson said he had his bill requested before Reid’s suggestion but added he met with the senator and his staff later on the plan.”

For some reason that I cannot divine, Reid, according to the Sun’s own transcript, never made such a proposal. He suggested an increase but did not say by how much.

Not only can they not do the math, but they appear to be delusional, inventing events that never happened to buoy their fantasies and campaign contributors.

8 comments on “Bill would increase renewable energy portfolio standard — are these people insane!

  1. Wendy Ellis says:

    Nevadans are constantly being fed a line about our state being the “Saudi Arabia” of renewable energy. Plenty of people are believing it. Little do they realize that it is 100% politics and cronyism. People, contact your State Legislators and the NV State Senate Committee members on Commerce, Labor, and Energy. Tell them you OPPOSE SB252. There are plenty of good reasons to oppose it, and none I can fathom for supporting it.

  2. Wendy Ellis says:

    Here is a link to an article by Robert Bryce, from last year. The references cited in the article are abundant:

    The plain truth is that consumers living in states that have adopted a RPS, pay more for their electricity.

    Bryce has written a book, Power Hungry, which certainly puts things into perspective where energy is concerned. The average person can make sense of it, and it steps folks through simple equations to illustrate things like energy density, power density, and why renewables do not give any bang for the bucks spent on them.

  3. Wendy Ellis says:

    I just had a very nice conversation with Betty Kaminski. Betty is the Manager of the NV Sen. Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Energy, which “created” SB252. I expressed my frustration to Betty, about not being able to attach names to Bills which list the Committee as the sponsor. Obviously, the Committees don’t dream these things up out of thin air; someone had to have made the request…right? She sympathized, did a little digging, and called me back.

    SB252 (BDR 58-775) was requested by:

    NV Energy (Judy Stokey)
    Rose McKinney-James

  4. NPRI once reported: “Judy Stokey, NV Energy’s director of government affairs, says the company supports the RPS and will continue to comply with them, but believes ‘market-based processes’ are the best way to get the ‘lowest and best prices for customers.'”

    Please don’t throw us in the briar patch?


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