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May 30, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Renewable energy not worth the cost

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People believe renewable energy will help bring down their bill but in reality it won’t. Nevada’s Renewable Portfolio Standard requires NV Energy to use renewable energy; that costs money to buy.

Building our own renewable energy plant costs money. There other fees and taxes added to our bill.

Renewable energy technology still needs to be improved before we could ever call it affordable.

Locals are not ready for renewable energy. Local wildlife is taking a big hit due to renewable energy.

Thousands of birds and bats are killed each year because of wind farms. Solar panels are threatening our desert tortoises. Placing solar panels and wind turbines has caused damage to the land and loss of habitat.

Hoover Dam has already put stress on our desert’s ecosystem.

Nevada has options to fix these problems but it takes time and money.

Renewable energy is not yet the cost-effective answer we are looking for.

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