Las Vegas Is Now Running Off 100% Renewable Energy

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Who would’ve thought that Sin City would pave a green path for us all to follow.

Las Vegas has made itself a ‘world leader in sustainability’ as it now sources 100 per cent of its power from renewable energy sources, fulfilling a goal their government have been working on for a decade.

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The power flows from a mix of solar panels and hydroelectric turbines including the Hoover dam to power its 140 buildings, streetlights and parks, Quartz reports.

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The city moved closer to their green goal when its partnership with NVEnergy expanded and they purchased enough renewable energy to power the whole city’s facilities.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman said:

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When we say something’s going to happen, it’s going to happen.

The city also powers on-site facilities with tree-shaped solar panels and solar shade canopies in parks to take advantage of the Southern Nevada sun.

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The city’s energy savings from the shift is estimated at roughly $5 million annually.

Despite Trump paying lip service to climate change, many other cities in the US are on track to achieve the same as Las Vegas by 2020 and 2030.

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The UK needs to follow suit!


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