Las Vegas Now Largest US City Powered by Renewable Energy
What happens in Vegas … is good for the environment. The desert metropolis has completed an eight-year project making it the largest American city to power all municipal property — streetlights, fire stations, parks and public buildings — entirely on renewable energy. Sin City took advantage of its unique desert location to pull it off, using Boulder Solar 1, a 100-megawatt solar plant outside the city. In the process, it reduced energy consumption by 30 percent and is due to save $5 million annually.