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Commission Approves Renewable Energy Deal For Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Public Utilities Commission has approved a deal for the city of Las Vegas that seeks to increase the city's use of renewable energy.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that the commission approved the partnership between Las Vegas and NV Energy on Wednesday that would allow the city to use renewable energy to power its streetlights, city parks and public buildings. The partnership must still be approved by the City Council.

The city's agreement with NV Energy, which was announced in November, provides the city with energy from a solar facility being developed in Boulder City.

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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said in a statement that the partnership was a "sustainability game changer" for the city.