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Las Vegas is doing it’s part to fight climate change. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached with the launch of Boulder Solar 1, a 100-megawatt solar plant located just outside the city.

Las Vegas began its renewable energy project in 2008, reducing electricity usage through sustainability programs and installing solar panels on city buildings. Las Vegas will also receive power from Hoover Dam for the first time in its history, starting at the end of 2017.

The city has reduced its electricity usage by more than 30 percent due to these initiatives. Estimates place the city's yearly energy savings at approximately $5 million.

Las Vegas is now the largest U.S. city to be powered entirely by renewable energy. The second largest city, Burlington, Vermont, achieved this status in 2014.”

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83 comments

  1. Posted by l156a21, at Reply

    B-but…but global warming is a liberal conspiracy to take away our guns!

    • Posted by Will Regan, at Reply

      Brian Graham – psst dude you just said “I’m a liberal moron”

    • Posted by Imma Liberal, at Reply

      +Brian Graham Oh you so clever.

    • Posted by johnmburt1960, at Reply

      +Imma Liberal Because I am a PTSD sufferer, I get “triggered” to feel
      disgust and contempt when dolts misuse the diagnostic term “triggering”.

  2. Posted by F. S., at Reply

    but but renewable is bad and useless and drill baby drill fossil fuel is
    the best? No? Damn, Trump again wrong.

    • Posted by Maz X, at Reply

      Mining is required for creation of solar panels and those resources come
      from Africa. Gotta love it don’t you?

    • Posted by That Guy, at Reply

      its a one time only thing.

    • Posted by F. S., at Reply

      That Guy no

    • Posted by homer422, at Reply

      +Maz X I don’t think you get how oil run off works.

  3. Posted by StarBurritoTV, at Reply

    99% won’t see this but if you do merry christmas and happy new year :)

    • Posted by NoT a MGTOW Just a Loser That Can't Get Laid, at Reply

      racist

    • Posted by Mr SuperFireFox, at Reply

      StarBurritoTV I’m Muslim and now triggered too!!!!

    • Posted by VirtualVictory, at Reply

      Why won’t 99% people see this? *Triggered.*

    • Posted by Leigh Statum, at Reply

      felix saturnalia

    • Posted by MetrazolElectricity, at Reply

      What a fag… lol Merry cucksmas

  4. Posted by Chunk Oooger, at Reply

    Cenk admitting the Armenian genocide actually happened would be a HUGE
    milestone

    • Posted by Khashon Haselrig, at Reply

      +Chunk Oooger he didn’t say you were racist. Guilty conscience?

    • Posted by Karan Chauhan, at Reply

      Your parents must be so proud

    • Posted by I thought this was america !, at Reply

      they will admit it after the Americans admitt of doing the biggest genocide
      in the human history

    • Posted by Red/white, at Reply

      You going out side of your mum house would be a HUGE milestone!

    • Posted by kevin r., at Reply

      Admitting the genocide of your brain cells would be a milestone.

  5. Posted by cycleforwardtime, at Reply

    COAL MINERS WILL ALL LOSE THEIR JOBS EVENTUALLY, everything ends at some
    point.

    • Posted by Frahamen, at Reply

      +Maz X Easy. Take a deep breath and think of happy things. No reason to
      rage and get all triggered.

    • Posted by Dave Miller, at Reply

      Not likely, there is more coal than petroleum in the United States, and now
      that the silverback is gone, the EPA will be gutted and we can mine baby,
      mine.

  6. Posted by Daniel Gillett, at Reply

    We have solar panels all across the UK, so your right by saying you dont
    need that much sun -_-

    • Posted by Mike Hathaway, at Reply

      Yes but solar is a pain in snow areas. You need systems that can remove
      snow. Of course if we had a decent power grid those areas could install
      solar where it worked and transmit it back to the state.

    • Posted by Johan Mahoney-Berg, at Reply

      One other thing the UK has but for some reason those in charge don’t seem
      to want to use it, is wave power

    • Posted by bongo155, at Reply

      Some areas with colder climates and snow have access to hydro.

    • Posted by MetrazolElectricity, at Reply

      ya but you guys colonized africa and made niggers jump thru hoops to be
      considered un-killable

    • Posted by Evan Brown, at Reply

      +Khashon Haselrig
      That 5% is for electrical use…Not total energy..at what cost is the next
      question.

  7. Posted by Red/white, at Reply

    This is what we need to know about. If TYT does a weekly video on this
    subject, count me in to be a patreon.

    • Posted by Angel Demon, at Reply

      Regrettably no. Most of their uploads are about mocking Trump.

    • Posted by Despicably Irascible Rapscallion, at Reply

      Imma Liberal So, so terrified someone doesn’t think exactly how you do.
      Conservative justice warriors are the best at self-reflection.

    • Posted by Imma Liberal, at Reply

      +Despicably Irascible Rapscallion I don’t have the time or energy to
      micromanage people unlike the regressive left. Therefore I don’t care how
      you think, it’s won’t effect me in the slightest. My problem comes when
      other’s try to manage my life.

      Conservative justice warriors??

      Their called ‘Social justice warriors’ rather their on the left or the
      right. The title goes to anyone that is in favor of censoring and/or
      dictating the social behavior of people. Over reaching assholes on both
      sides do it.

  8. Posted by You fell For it, at Reply

    give the “coal miners” free training in a different fields of energy.
    problem solved

    • Posted by Mike Hathaway, at Reply

      That is because you paid for it directly, and you also were paying for all
      the subsidies, tax breaks, cleanup taken on by the government etc… to
      support our energy infrastructure. You are right most people can’t afford
      to pay for 2 energy systems. But we should be deploying solar where it is
      easy, and that is being prevented by the grid and laws in many states
      including california that prevent citizens and most businesses from pumping
      power back into the grid ie running the meter backwards. Walmart cant throw
      solar on top of their store because the store does not use enough power to
      justify the infrastructure, and they can’t cover the entire store with
      solar and power the neighborhood there store is in which would make it a
      financially a no brainer.

    • Posted by ActosMagus, at Reply

      +Maz X I daresay that there’s a supply/demand issue with solar panels that
      makes them more expensive than they otherwise would be. And that’s going to
      continue until manufacturing capacity and methods catch up to demand.
      Secondly, I think you’re ignoring the main non-environmental selling point
      about solar – the trade off is spend a lot of money up front to save far
      more money than you initially invested over the lifespan of the panels.

    • Posted by bebomac5, at Reply

      ActosMagus Solar panels and solar energy storage prices are plummeting,
      they have been for quite some time, and in the next few years prices will
      drop even more steeply.

  9. Posted by acceptjesusorburn, at Reply

    Renewable energy is SO CHEAP!

    • Posted by Brian Linderman, at Reply

      wildreams Wind energy doesn’t even compete with the petroleum industry, but
      petroleum products are used in the manufacturing of wind turbines. Wind
      produces power, versus petroleum produces fuels. We significantly decreased
      the amount of petroleum used for power since the 1970s

    • Posted by wildreams, at Reply

      +Brian Linderman I understand that, I’m not saying that it directly
      competes with petroleum.

    • Posted by Mike Hathaway, at Reply

      And it replaces the dirtiest most expensive energy. We use the most power
      on the hottest days, power companies have to run peaking plants/generators
      to keep up which costs a fortune. Solar runs best at these times and when
      it cools of and power usage drops solar also drops off, ie night.

    • Posted by Brian Linderman, at Reply

      Mike Hathaway the idea that solar is not dirty is an absolute lie

    • Posted by wildreams, at Reply

      +Brian Linderman Of course Solar has environmental impact, but cradle to
      grave? There is no comparison with fossil fuels!

  10. Posted by Larvemannenz001, at Reply

    What about India? They just built the world’s largest solar plant in the
    world.

    • Posted by Evening Star, at Reply

      I believe China will break that record in 2020. Exciting times.

    • Posted by I thought this was america !, at Reply

      india spending it’s met on useless things again

    • Posted by Red/white, at Reply

      Larvemannenz001 That’s what TYT should talk about!!

    • Posted by Simran Simran, at Reply

      I thought this was america ! Let’s us be the judge of usefulness of things.

    • Posted by Juib Morrowind, at Reply

      That’s the right kind of race we want to get into with other nations.

  11. Posted by Charles Bronson, at Reply

    If we can do it in Germany, you can do it almost all over the Us… ..there
    is almost no new building weather its private or public, that does’t have
    solar panels on its roof.

    • Posted by Burak Çzmc, at Reply

      +klondike444 they have 60 nuclear power plants
      they are closing all of them

    • Posted by Brian Linderman, at Reply

      Burak Çzmc See Germany says they will close down their plants, but they
      typically end up making new ones (look at coal production). The only way
      that Germany is removing all of its nuclear is if it’s replacing it all
      with coal. This would be a very strange decision seeing as Nuclear is
      cleaner, safer and more productive per unit than coal.

    • Posted by Burak Çzmc, at Reply

      or they will purchase more natural gas from russia/mid. east and change the
      nuclear/coal ones with natural gas

    • Posted by klondike444, at Reply

      +Burak Çzmc So not “fossil free” – especially transport.

    • Posted by Burak Çzmc, at Reply

      +klondike444 transport or house usage is not big deal … steel/aluminium
      plants and other heavy industries consume too much energy

  12. Posted by pipeman451, at Reply

    So that’s why republican legislation is passing laws to prevent people from
    going off grid. It’s all about saving resources and money right. It’s about
    looting the economy and the oil industry won’t allow that to be stopped

    • Posted by Khashon Haselrig, at Reply

      +pipeman451 , their fear means its real. We will finally be able go off
      grid with modern amenities. Imagine every home able to collect, heat, and
      sanitize its own water, run lights, and with 3d printing, even make some
      replacement components and recycle old ones. One day we will be sovereign
      nations unto ourselves.

    • Posted by dereck winter, at Reply

      Khashon Haselrig that would be freaking cool

    • Posted by Leigh Statum, at Reply

      google “earthships”
      people are already doing it

  13. Posted by JOOGAL1111, at Reply

    Cool, we just all have to move to a desert now and we’ll be fine.. take
    that global warming.

    • Posted by Gerardo Mendez, at Reply

      JOOGAL1111 at this rate the world will be our desert

    • Posted by caseybv74, at Reply

      The sun doesn’t only shine in the desert

    • Posted by JOOGAL1111, at Reply

      What’s the sun? where I live is in the northern hemisphere, the sun is just
      a glowey thing behind the clouds for practically the whole year, our
      summers are a joke and the sun is in extremely short supply in the winter
      and never rises high enough for months of the year to make solar a
      realistic solution. Deserts are generally nearer the equator.

    • Posted by caseybv74, at Reply

      They don’t have to have full sunlight to work. They are just less efficient
      in cloudy areas. Are the plants where you’re from green? That’s from the
      sunlight.

    • Posted by JOOGAL1111, at Reply

      True, but their efficiency drops of sharply if not in full sun, Also with
      the sun not reaching above the horizon by much giving a poor angle for long
      stretches in the winter (coupled with almost constant cloud cover) this
      also decreases sharply their efficiency. More than willing to accept the
      near the equator and in hot dry regions solar is the way to go, the further
      north you go the less solar is an option. As for plants they’ve had
      billions of years to adapt to varying climates and they don’t grow in the
      winter for the same reason solar is useless,, total lack of sunlight..
      nearer the equator they grow all year round.

  14. Posted by arithsem, at Reply

    I’m against solar elegy if we take away the suns heat that means other
    planets won’t be warm at least save some heat for poor Pluto

    • Posted by emailchrismoll, at Reply

      Believe it or not, republicans have actually used this argument to demonize
      solar.

    • Posted by Freeasabird, at Reply

      o_o..Wow, seriously?

  15. Posted by idmhead0, at Reply

    41 bitter men that hate liberals down voted this video. Way to go
    Republican dummies.

    • Posted by MetrazolElectricity, at Reply

      Lol Real Americans have no affection for sodomite mexican HIV havens like
      Vegas… it’s not bitterness, it’s about being Classy

    • Posted by Tatchko, at Reply

      Yeah man, you and your ilk are the epitome of class. Keep telling yourself
      that.

  16. Posted by Robert House, at Reply

    Nevada is a liberal state, Ana.

    • Posted by Allie Shea, at Reply

      Robert House Nevada is actually a swing state but it does lean Democratic

    • Posted by Nicholas Saini, at Reply

      Robert House yeah I’m from Nevada and we do lean democrat, but we’re not
      what you’d call a liberal state.

  17. Posted by Cold Duck, at Reply

    You don’t need sunny days for solar panels to work at peak condition!! Its
    a myth that you need sunny days to power solar energy systems.And wind
    energy does not need wind storms to be profitable you get enough wind
    energy in an average day to be profitable.We are almost there. Almost ready
    to kick this habit of burning fossil fuel for energy!

  18. Posted by whyamimrpink78, at Reply

    Vegas is in a desert. You can do this there. Also, lights do not take up a
    lot of energy compared to a factory. So while they use a lot of energy,
    they can manage it with solar easier.

    It is similar to Rock Port, MO who runs their town on windmills. They have
    a lot of land for those wind mills and also do not have a major factory to
    power.

  19. Posted by Wendell Wright, at Reply

    They are a city in need of this, I hope to see many more cities add energy
    saving features.

  20. Posted by William Wonder, at Reply

    In the upper midwest we overproduce with wind and why it all goes to
    Chicago.