The city of Las Vegas is now drawing 100 percent of its power from renewable energy sources, a goal officials have been working toward for the better part of a decade.
The effort moved closer to reality about a year ago when the city expanded its partnership with NVEnergy to deliver the power to run its facilities — everything from City Hall to parks and community centers to streetlights — using clean energy sources.
The goal was fully realized last week when Boulder Solar 1, the large-scale project near Boulder City, went online, city and NVEnergy officials announced Monday.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman said that the city has become a “world leader in sustainability.”
Through a combination of direct generation and credits, the city is powering more than 140 facilities, along with streetlights, with renewable sources. A portion of what’s powered at the Boulder Solar I site is dedicated to the city.
The city also …