RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) toured the hybrid geothermal and solar energy plant operated by Enel Green Power just outside Fallon, Nevada, to learn about the innovative work this project is doing to help further renewable energy development in Nevada.
“I was excited to tour Enel’s Stillwater Triple Hybrid Plant today and see firsthand the innovative work that this plant and so many energy producers in Nevada are doing to develop clean, renewable energy for our entire state,” said Senator Rosen. “I know the critical importance of clean energy, like solar and geothermal, which is why I support legislation that promotes and expands these growing fields. Future generations are counting on us to fight for efficient, forward-thinking solutions to the climate challenges we face, and this facility is part of that comprehensive effort to invest in renewable energy and a clean future.”
BACKGROUND: Senator Rosen is an original cosponsor of the Clean Energy for America Act, which would reform the current clean energy tax code and instead provide an emissions-based, technology-neutral tax credit for the production of clean electricity.
Last Congress, Senator Rosen helped introduce the Solar and Geothermal Tax Credit Expansion Act which would fully reinstate the maximum tax credit with a 5-year extension of the Investment Tax Credit and residential renewable energy tax credit.
Last Congress, Senator Rosen co-sponsored the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) Act, which would require states to obtain at least 50% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2035.
Last Congress, Senator Rosen also co-sponsored the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act, which would help combat the climate crisis and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting the development of wind, solar, and geothermal energy on public lands.
Senator Rosen is an original co-sponsor of the Electric Cars Act, which would extend the federal tax credit for electric vehicle purchases for 10 more years and help develop critical alternative fuel charging infrastructure.
Earlier this year, Senator Rosen and Senator Grassley introduced the Fair Returns for Public Lands Act, legislation to update the nation’s outdated public lands royalty system and ensure that taxpayers and our rural communities get fair returns on leases of public lands.