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Energizing Nevada

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 10, 2016

Natural gas figures prominently in Nevada’s energy picture– despite the fact the state has no natural gas production of its own.

nevadaClick on the thumbnail to view a two--page energy infographic for the Silver State.

Nevadans used more natural gas than any other energy source in 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – 39 percent of the state’s total. Natural gas accounted for 73 percent of Nevada’s net electricity generation in 2015, EIA says. Of course, this natural gas comes into Nevada from other states via pipelines.

The state’s energy portfolio also includes solar and geothermal energy. According to EIA, the state was No. 2 in the country in net electricity generation from geothermal and third in generation from solar. In all, renewable energy accounted for nearly 20 percent of Nevada’s electricity generation in 2015.

In these ways Nevada illustrates an all-of-the-above approach to energy: oil, natural gas, solar, wind and all forms of energy playing roles. The lead role is oil and natural gas and, thanks to America’s energy renaissance, the U.S. is the world’s leading oil and gas producer. With pro-development policies this production can continue and grow. Page 2 of the infographic includes a chart illustrating the benefits of a pro-development policy path.

Energy is essential for virtually every aspect of our daily lives. It powers national, state and local economies, gets us to work and goes into products we rely on for health and comfort. Safe, responsible energy development here at home is linked to national security as well as Americans’ individual prosperity and liberty – in Nevada and all the 50 states of energy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.