Solar Southwest > Nevada
Resources: A measure of total energy production and consumption per capita
Market: The cost of consumption, measured in electricity prices and gasoline taxes
Infrastructure: Capacity to generate and refine energy sources; miles of pipelines
More than 90% of the energy Nevada consumes comes from outside the state.
Transmission projects linking the northern and southern Nevada electric grids are aimed—in part—at linking electricity generated from renewable energy projects in remote areas to the state's population centers.
Although not a large employer, the mining sector—especially oil and gas extraction—contributes significantly to the state's economy. With a compound annual growth rate of 18.1% from 2003 to 2013, mining was the fastest-growing economic sector in Nevada.
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Gasoline Tax total state + federal, 2014
Requires that 25% of electricity sales come from renewable energy resources by 2025.
Requires the use of oxygenated motor gasoline in the winter to reduce carbon monoxide emissions in the Albuquerque metropolitan area.
Requires permits and compliance bonds for oil and gas well drilling. Permit fees are $200, and compliance bonds are not less than $10,000 for individual well bonds.
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