Sanders calls out Warren Buffett over solar energy

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Five former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg Both sides were wrong about Mueller report, and none of it will likely matter for 2020 MORE (I-Vt.) called on billionaire investor Warren Buffett to support the solar energy industry during a campaign stop in Reno, Nevada on Saturday.

Buffett, who is backing Sanders's Democratic rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Ex-FBI official: 'Links and coordination' with Russia happen everyday Ex-FBI agent: Americans should be 'disgusted' by Russian interference in Mueller report MORE for president, is the owner of the largest energy utility company in Nevada, where the state's public utility commission recently issued a ruling that activists say has hampered the solar industry.
 
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"Warren Buffett is somebody who might be interested in hearing from constituents in Nevada. This is a terrible, terrible decision. The ruling went exactly the wrong way," Sanders said, according to a pool report of the event. 
 
"So you might want to be thinking about writing a letter with a few hundred thousand signatures on it saying 'you know what? what you're doing here in Nevada is exactly wrong."
 
Activists say that the ruling has effectively eliminated the return on investment for those using solar in their homes.
 
Sanders, an outspoken proponent of fighting climate change, called the use of alternative forms of energy a "moral responsibility."
 
"The decision by the public utility commission is exactly the wrong decision," he said. "We should be making it easier for people to move to sustainable energy like solar, not harder."

Sanders beat Clinton on Tuesday in New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary.