Nevada Governor Signs Renewable Energy Measure

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A key renewable energy plan that was sought by Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons and was the final measure approved by lawmakers before they adjourned their 2009 session last
week was signed into law on Monday by the governor.

Gibbons' SB395 encourages renewable energy development, reduces
greenhouse gas emissions and requires state buildings to adopt energy and water efficiency standards.

SB395 also requires that at least 25 percent of electricity sold to consumers by energy companies be from renewable sources by 2025
and requires car dealers to disclose the amount of carbon dioxide
starting with 2012 models.

Gibbons also signed AB88, which allows for civil lawsuits when victims of childhood sex crimes learn there's pornography depicting the crimes against them and imposes fines of up to $150,000 based
on crimes for which perpetrators may never have been convicted.

Gibbons also signed SB94, which stems from the June 2007 Angora
Fire on Lake Tahoe's south shore. The measure says Nevada shall adopt rules that are similar to California laws dealing with ways to control fire hazards in wildland and adjacent areas.

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