Voters moved Nevada one step closer toward more renewable energy in the state. 59 percent of voters checked yes to increase the amount of solar, geothermal and wind resources in Nevada.

However, since Question 6 proposes an amendment to the state constitution, it'll have to pass again in 2020.

Nevada's renewable portfolio standard first began in the Nevada legislature in 1997 and there have been modifications every two years since then.

"In a state where we have an abundance of sunshine, geothermal and wind, we need to use it,” says Kyle Roerink, with Nevadans for a Clean Energy Future.

The RPS as it's called is a requirement for all electric utility providers. It determines the amount of energy that must be produced from renewable sources.

“Currently we're at a 25 percent by 2025 renewable portfolio standard,” says Roerink.

But because Nevadans approved Question 6, we're now on a path that would change that requirement to 50 percent clean energy by 2030.

“We can tell any politician in the state, listen, this is the real deal, Nevadans want this, let's give it to them, let's deliver,” says Roerink.

However, it’ll all depend on whether or not a majority of voters return to their polling places in two years, to make the same decision as they did on Tuesday

“The technology is finally there, the markets are finally there, you look at other states, other utilities they're doing this, now we finally have one step closer to an accountability measure that allows us to achieve this,” says Roerink.

Back in May, NV Energy announced the largest clean energy investment in Nevada’s history so we reached out to see what their thoughts were on the passage of Question 6.

They say that while they remain neutral on the measure, they support renewable energy growth in Nevada and they're committed to doubling renewables by 2023.