“This is a perfect example of having business work with government, and opening up the free market. And let’s face it — government has a tough time driving down the cost of things and managing budgets.”
– Jared Fisher, speaking up in favor of Clark County School District switching to solar.
Last night at a public hearing with the Clark County School District (CCSD) Board, residents of Southern Nevada came out in strong favor of CCSD making the switch from traditional energy sources to a system that would utilize solar energy. As was reported in the Las Vegas Review Journal, the plan has the potential to save Clark County schools millions of dollars.
Candidate for governor Jared Fisher spoke at the hearing, commenting that he supports the measure and stating that it is a “win for the entire state.”
Fisher has not only been a long-time advocate for solar and other forms of renewable energy, but he is a solar customer himself. The headquarters of his Las Vegas-based business is located in a net-zero energy building that is powered entirely by the 208 solar panels that line the building’s roof, and by a wind turbine—one of of the only vertical wind turbines in Southern Nevada.
Speaking about the hearing afterwards, Fisher detailed his reasoning for supporting the proposed solar switch:
“Electricity is reportedly costing Clark County schools nearly 50 million dollars a year. It’s one of their costliest utility expenses. If a simple change can help save schools and taxpayers money, then we’d be foolish not to take advantage of it.”
To learn more about Jared Fisher’s support of solar energy, read: 3 Reasons Why I Believe Renewable Energy is the Key to Nevada’s Economic Success.
About Fisher for Nevada: Jared Fisher is a renewable energy advocate and candidate in the Nevada governor election. He is running on a platform that includes a focus on the 3 Es: Education, the Economy and clean, renewable Energy. Follow Jared on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and sign up for email updates below.