President Biden’s new climate action plan to buttress Nevada goals

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Josh Chetwynd

Levi Kamolnick

The president’s plan to cut carbon pollution coincide with the governor’s push for EVs and renewable energy

Environment Nevada

WASHINGTON — President Joseph Biden released a far-reaching plan Wednesday that outlines the actions his administration will take to tackle climate change both domestically and internationally. With the scientific target squarely in focus — reaching net zero emissions by 2050 in order to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius — the new administration will lay out elements of a roadmap for the nation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in sectors across society, from agriculture to manufacturing. 

Notably, today’s announcements include the creation of a National Climate Task Force, which will bring together 21 federal agencies to work on ambitious domestic pollution reduction goals. The executive orders also emphasize science in policymaking at federal agencies; recommit the United States to international climate leadership, including hosting a global summit on Earth Day, April 22; and preserve public lands and oceans by pausing oil and gas leases. 

The announcement complements Nevada efforts, which include the 2019 passage of a 50 percent renewable portfolio standard by 2030, Gov. Steve Sisolak’s Clean Cars Nevada initiative, which when adopted will boost the number of clean vehicles on Nevada roads. State officials also recently unveiled the Nevada State Climate Strategy at the end of last year, which provides an integrated framework for the state to meet its climate goals. 

Environment Nevada issued the following statements: 

 “While President Biden’s actions today is a 180-degree turn in the right direction compared to the previous administration, Nevadans have long known what needs to get done on climate,” said Environment Nevada director Levi Kamolnick. “Our state has seen a huge spike in generated solar energy throughout the last decade. But the country is still miles away from where it needs to be, and it’s going to take a lot more to truly succeed.” 

 “The good news is that President Biden’s climate action plan provides a new and needed national vision that can get everyone moving on a pathway forward. We will work to build on this momentum with continued work here in Nevada to promote an efficient and increasingly electrified grid throughout our state and ensuring every energy-related project aligns with our state and national climate goals.”


Environment Nevada works for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife and open spaces, and a livable climate. Our members across the state put grassroots support behind our research and advocacy. Environment Nevada is part of Environment America, a national network of 29 state environmental groups.