Nevada in the Western United States has the potential to use old mines and industrial sites to fulfill clean energy goals.

John Zablocki said: “I think on this issue, it’s really there. We want to make it easier to develop on these sites.”  The Las Vegas Review-Journal observed that the Rocky Mountain Institute recognised nearly 2.8mn acres of land statewide to be ready for clean energy development.

It seems carrying out clean energy development and storage is accepted in closed mining areas, according to state administrative rule. Question 6 that was passed on November 6 must pass again in 2020 to take effect in order to bolster clean energy.

A report by Idaho Statesman reads: “It would amend the state constitution to raise to 50 percent by 2030 the amount of solar, wind or geothermal electricity provided by electric utilities in the state.

“The current benchmark is 25 percent by 2025. The state’s dominant electric utility, NV Energy, says it already has a 24 percent clean-energy portfolio.”