Reid: strengthen renewable energy standards

Sen. Harry Reid
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Updated: 2/20/2013 7:14 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is calling on Nevada lawmakers to strengthen the state's renewable energy portfolio standards and close loopholes that he says have allowed the state's largest utility to evade the spirit of the law designed to spur investment in green energy.

In a speech Wednesday to a joint session of Nevada Legislature, the Democratic Senate majority leader said lawmakers should require Nevada utilities to increase the percentage of energy produced from renewable sources such as wind and solar.

In prepared remarks, Reid also expressed the need for more investment in education and said a law limiting the terms of elected officials should be repealed.

Reid also said Nevada should enact same-day voter registration and reject efforts to impose voter identification requirements.


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Ktkt1955 - 2/21/2013 8:18 PM
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Education has been neglected in the state of Nevada. Children in this state have been put behind the 8 ball because there is not enough concern for the children in this state. I lived in California were children were the first line of defense for those living in the US. These children are our future, yet they don't get adequate education? What is wrong w/this state? Are the children of this state not important enough for the country's future? Our future lies in the knowledge the children of this state at much as it lies in the hands of the other states. How can you improve the educational benefits of the children our future leaders? There is also monopolies on things such as the phone companies (e.g. ATT) they have monopolized the phone services of this nation to the point that what they say goes, and on one has anything to say about it.

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