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Sisolak, Aiming To Grow Energy Industry, Tours UNLV Lab

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday toured a University of Nevada, Las Vegas lab researching technology that could allow for the transmission of electricity over long distances.

It's something the Democratic governor said could potentially grow Nevada's energy industry. Sisolak's visit Friday followed his pledge in his State of the State speech earlier this month to diversify Nevada's tourist-reliant economy.

UNLV researchers say their discoveries would allow electrical current to flow from one point to another across a long distance without energy loss that currently occurs in the electrical grid. UNLV says it could open the door theoretically for a Nevada solar farm to power East Coast cities.