City of Las Vegas plans to go to 100 percent renewable energy

By Kyle Roerink |November 24, 2015

As the sun beat down on a small array of solar panels in front of City Hall today, Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced Las Vegas would be the first city of its size to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

The city will expand its partnership with NV Energy to encompass a mix of energy-efficiency programs, a large-scale solar project and purchasing agreement to reach its goal.

The city will make the switch in January 2017, pending approval by the state’s Public Utilities Commission.

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