By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY — U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-District 1, said any “green energy” policy that leads to higher electric bills for Nevadans, who are looking for work in tough economic times, is the wrong energy policy for the state.
“Nobody is anti-green,” he said Monday. “We struggle to compete with the cost of a kilowatt hour when we talk about economic development. And economic development has something to do with jobs.”
If federal money is going to be spent on research and development to make wind, solar and geothermal energy more competitive, that’s one issue, Amodei said.
“But if those, when they get done, go to sell into the grid and that increases rates, especially right now when things are they way they are in Nevada, and competition for sustainable living wage jobs is what it is in the Inter-mountain West, I think that’s the wrong energy policy,” he said.