Las Vegas Moves Towards Renewable Energy And Installs Kinetic Street Lamps

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Kinetic energy is commonly overlooked as a form of renewable energy, when in fact, it may be key in lowering carbon emissions worldwide. By installing kinetic energy pads in urban areas high in pedestrian foot traffic, tech startup EnGoPlanet has invented a way to harness electricity to power street lamps. Based in New York City, EnGo partnered with local government officials in Las Vegas to install smart street lamps that use solar and kinetic energy to provide light, a WiFi hotspot and phone charging station to pedestrians. Every footstep produces 4-8 watts of energy. 

The smart street lamps are a part of Las Vegas's growing renewable energy initiatives. Formerly known as a hubbub of carefree thrills and showy spectaculars, Las Vegas is looking to change its image. Now, while you enjoy vodka slushies on the street, you can also help power the city and be a part of a revolution. For the last seven years, Nevada has exceeded the state's renewable energy mandate (20%) th
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