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Question 6 would cost money and provide no benefits

Current Nevada law requires 25 percent of the state’s electric power to come from renewable energy sources — such as solar, wind and geothermal — by 2025, but Question 6 on the November ballot asks voters to raise the requirement to 50 percent by 2030.

The initiative claims this will reduce the state’s reliance on fossil-fuel power plants and clean up the air.

But recent reports out of Europe note that carbon emissions actually grew by 1.8 percent in 2017 despite a 25 percent increase in wind power and 6 percent growth in solar.

Click here to read the editorial in the Mesquite Local News.