Nevada Energy Policy Simulator Insights: Current Emissions Trajectory, 1.5°C Scenario

Research using the Nevada Energy Policy Simulator developed by Energy Innovation and RMI evaluates the state’s current climate policies, finding the state will fall short of its greenhouse gas reduction goals with emissions likely to increase 12 percent by 2050 unless additional policies accelerate Nevada’s clean energy transition. Implementing additional policies across the transportation, buildings, industrial, land, and agricultural sectors would put Nevada on the IPCC’s recommended pathway to limit warming to 1.5° Celsius. By 2050, the policies in this package would reduce emissions more than 95 percent, create more than 5,500 job-years, and add $800 million to the state’s economy per year.