WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, released the following statement applauding news that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) a grant totaling $1,239,000 to be used for the installation of clean energy infrastructure at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO):
“Nevada's airports play a critical role in our state's economy and provide employment opportunities to our state's workforce,” said Senator Rosen. “I am glad to see that the Reno-Tahoe International Airport has received this grant, which will allow the airport to continue building out its clean energy infrastructure and reduce emissions. I will continue working to see that Nevada's institutions receive their fair share of federal funds and that our state's key industries are provided with the resources needed to innovate.”
BACKGROUND: This grant was awarded as part of the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) program. This grant marks the first time since Congress created the VALE program in 2004 that the FAA recognized RNO’s sustainable energy initiatives.