Governor receives report from climate change committee

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Governor Jim Gibbons today received the final report from his Nevada Climate Change Advisory Committee and received a briefing from committee members outlining key recommendations.

The final report is the culmination of more than a year’s worth of work by the committee, which the Governor created by executive order in April 2007. The committee was charged with making “recommendations by which greenhouse gas emissions can be further reduced in Nevada, including the use of renewable energy resources.”

The Governor applauded the work of the committee, which evaluated 63
recommendations before reaching consensus on 28 ideas and prioritizing six of those. The recommendations are grouped into six sections: electricity consumption, residential/commercial/industrial, transportation, waste management, agriculture and “other.”

“I’m delighted this group of people, representing a diverse array of interests, was able to get together and accomplish what I asked of them,” the Governor said. “I’m determined to reduce the amount greenhouse gas emissions we generate here in Nevada, and I look forward to reviewing this report and its recommendations for how to accomplish this goal.”

In the coming weeks the Governor will be working with his staff, particularly Energy Advisory Dr. Hatice Gecol, to evaluate each recommendation.

Since it was created, the Nevada Climate Change Advisory Committee conducted more than 28 committee and subcommittee public meetings, invited expert guests to testify at meetings and visited the Nevada Solar One Facility in southern Nevada.

Additional information about the committee can be found at its Web site at
http://gov.state.nv.us/Climate.

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