State of Nevada Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP)

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) received a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop plans to reduce Nevada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) is the first of two plans funded by this grant. The main goal is to identify and prioritize near-term measures for GHG reduction, aiming for eligibility for further funding. 

The PCAP includes a GHG inventory, emission projections, and priority measures across six focus areas, each accompanied by emissions reduction estimates, benefits analysis for low-income and disadvantaged communities, and implementation authority descriptions. It will be followed by the Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP), covering all emission sectors, with further public engagement. The six focus areas include transportation, buildings, energy systems, industry, waste reduction, and restoring landscapes and sequestering carbon. 

This is an important project for Nevada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and BEP is excited to keep you updated. If you are interested in reading more about this project, you can find the report here.