Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:49 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:49:21 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on I-15 near the Speedway which claimed three lives.More>>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:44 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:44:48 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad. 15-year-old Marcos Arenas was run over by an SUV on Thursday near Charleston and Torrey Pines. PoliceMore>>
A father may be getting a small bit of closure following the arrest of two suspects police say are responsible for his son's death.More>>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:17 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:17:38 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- While the Las Vegas metropolitan area in the last decade experienced more rapid growth in its suburbs than in its urban core, the percentage of residents living in poverty likewise increasedMore>>
While the Las Vegas metropolitan area in the last decade experienced more rapid growth in its suburbs than in its urban core, the percentage of residents living in poverty likewise increased faster in the suburbs than elsewhere.More>>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:33 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:33:14 GMT
LAS VEGAS - More than 2,700 College of Southern Nevada students will graduate Monday night. Many graduates, however, are discovering few job opportunities once they enter the workforce. Half of the graduatesMore>>
More than 2,700 College of Southern Nevada students will graduate Monday night. Many graduates, however, are discovering few job opportunities once they enter the workforce.More>>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS - A viewer asks why minor accident scenes aren't cleared in a more timely fashion. With minor, injury-free accidents, Nevada Highway Patrol says motorists are required, by law, to move theirMore>>
A viewer asks why minor accident scenes aren't cleared in a more timely fashion.More>>
Monday, May 20 2013 8:55 AM EDT2013-05-20 12:55:58 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. - The flames could be seen for miles coming from a brush fire in Henderson on Sunday. The fire caused traffic to be shut down on a long stretch of Sunset Road between Arroyo Grande Parkway. TheMore>>
The flames could be seen for miles coming from a brush fire in Henderson on Sunday. The fire caused traffic to be shut down on a long stretch of Sunset Road between Arroyo Grande Parkway.More>>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:11 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:11:37 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A vehicle rollover has sent a 15-year-old to the hospital in critical condition. The accident happened just before 5:00 p.m. on Pilot Road near Bermuda Road. The driver of had to be extricatedMore>>
A vehicle rollover sent a 15-year-old to the hospital in critical condition and injured two others Sunday evening.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:21:36 GMT
Three-thousand graduates walked the stage for the 50th UNLV commencement ceremonies. This is the day college students wait for. It's the end of late night study sessions and the beginning of their careers.More>>
Three-thousand graduates walked the stage for the 50th UNLV commencement ceremonies.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:10:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure. Officials tells us they stopped working this morning. Right now at least 2 trams are working, butMore>>
Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure.More>>
Nevada has quickly made a name for itself in clean energy circles and now the eyes of the nation are focused on the Silver State. An clean energy summit started Monday in Las Vegas.
Leaders believe Nevada can lead the world in renewable energy like wind and solar power, and former President Bill Clinton added his voice to the urgency of the matter, "Cost for ordinary Americans are soaring for energy, for food, for healthcare. Increasingly they have financed those costs with flats waged through debt which has contributed, we all know, to the home mortgage crisis and many other debt crunches I think are still going to come at us in waves over the next couple of years."
The first solar thermal power manufacturing company in North America is right here in our backyard. While Nevada has been leading the way in creating renewable energy, experts and policy makers said more needs to be done here and in the rest of the country.
Mary Easwarm is among the dozens of community members here who are fed up with high gas prices and America's slow shift to cleaner energy sources, "I want to make sure our children and grandchildren will still have a planet."
Nevada is at the center of debate on how the U.S. can create more wind farms and solar plants.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid, a long time champion of renewable energy, says the purpose of the summit is so lawmakers and industry experts can come up with a policy to accelerate change in America.
"Energy is at the heart of the three greatest challenges U.S. faces today," said Clinton. He added that the U.S. could "rock the world" when it comes to clean energy.
The former president says a clean energy economy will be cheaper for American's in the long run and create more jobs. He adds that everything is in place to make this happen, but first Congress needs to open the gateway for renewable energy companies.
"The president made it clear. It's not a question of money, it's allowing the great free enterprises to work. All we have to do in Washington is make tax credits renewable," said Senator Reid.
Easwarm believes that change is tangible. She's been trying to reduce her carbon footprint, adding that every little bit helps, "I try to do simple things like turning off lights and making sure we have energy efficient appliances."
Clinton says the tax credits given to renewable energy companies needs to be extended from three years to a minimum of six.
And here's an interesting fact: Enough sunlight falls on 100 square miles of Nevada to power the entire U.S. electrical system. So the resources are definitely here at home, they just need to be better developed.
You can watch live coverage of the summit starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday on Las Vegas ONE, Channel 19. The summit will also be live streamed on LasVegasNOW.com.