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To Combat Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks, Rosen and Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Electric Grid Security Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (HSGAC), and Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) announced their introduction of S.4795, the Cyber Sense Act. This bipartisan legislation would create a voluntary Cyber Sense program at the Department of Energy to test the cybersecurity of products and technologies intended for use in the bulk-power system...

Rosen-Backed Bipartisan Clean Energy Week Resolution Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, announced that (S.Res.705), a bipartisan resolution she co-sponsored, recognizing the week of September 21 through September 25, 2020 as “National Clean Energy Week” has passed the Senate:

“Clean energy development is the key toward environmental and economic success,” said Senator Rosen. “By investing in clean and renewable energy initiatives, we are taking active steps toward...

Rosen Announces Over $4 Million Grant to Washoe County To Replace Buses With Environmentally Conscious Diesel-Electric Buses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation and Committee, released the following statement announcing that Washoe County has been awarded a grant totaling $4,080,000 from the Federal Transit Administration to replace and rehabilitate old buses with new, hybrid diesel-electric buses.

“As we work to address the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not forget the role that pollution and climate change have on our health as well,” s...

Rosen Applauds $15.3 Million in Grant Funding Awarded to Support Geothermal Energy Projects in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), and Ormat Nevada, Inc. have each received grant funding totaling $15,361,423 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in support of their geothermal energy efforts.

“Nevada’s work to support geothermal energy plays a critical part in the development of viable, renewable sources of energy to power our state while protecting our environment,” said...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce $500,000 in Grant Funding to UNR for Research into Energy Storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Nevada, Reno, to be used for research into the electro-chemical behavior of materials used in lithium-ion batteries and other energy storage containers and devices.
 
“In order to create a clean and energy-efficient future for Nevada, we must invest in research that allows for breakthrough...

Rosen: Trump Administration Solar Tariffs Are Leading to Major Job and Investment Losses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement in response to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association highlighting the damages caused by the Trump Administration’s solar tariffs, including a loss of more than 62,000 jobs nationwide and nearly $19 billion in new investments to U.S. companies.

“This Administration’s tariff policy has caused real harm to the U.S. solar industry and clean energy development,” said Senator Rosen. “In...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2019 (S. 2666), bipartisan legislation that would promote the development of renewable energy on public lands.

“Nevada’s public lands are a source of pride and natural beauty in our state, but they also represent a potential home for clean, renewable power that will benefit Nevada and our country,” said Senator Rosen. “At a time when we’re facing the...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud DOE Grant Funding for New Nevada Project to Advance Solar Technologies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing a $3 million grant from DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office to be awarded to NV Energy as part of a series of new projects aimed at lowering solar electricity costs, boosting solar manufacturing, and protecting our solar technology and energy supplies from the threat of a cyberattack.

“We’re glad to see this funding awarded to NV Energy,” said the...

Rosen Applauds EPA Grant Awarded to Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to Reduce Diesel Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for providing the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) with a grant totaling $477,788, to be used to reduce diesel emissions and exposure throughout the state of Nevada.

“This grant funding will be used to replace diesel emitting school busses and municipal service vehicles with cleaner alternatives,” said the Senators. “By...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Renewable Electricity Standard Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), announced her co-sponsorship of the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) Act of 2019 (S. 1974). This legislation, introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), would set a federal standard to for renewable electricity generation, requiring states to obtain at least 50% of their electricity from renewables by 2035.

“We must take bold action in order to address the threat that climate change poses to our country,” said Senator Rosen. “This...