LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, spoke at the launch of the new Mega Solar Array installation by MGM Resorts. This launch marks an important milestone as MGM continues to work towards reducing its carbon footprint.
“MGM Resorts is one of the largest employers in Nevada and I am glad that they are helping to lead in the fight stronger, cleaner, and more sustainable environment with the installation of their new solar array,” said Senator Rosen. “Solar energy’s success throughout our state has created thousands of Nevada jobs and led to cheaper power bills and the growth of a new industry that is diversifying our state’s economy. In Nevada, thanks to companies like MGM Resorts, solar energy is both creating jobs and helping us lead the way toward a clean energy future.”
BACKGROUND: Previous efforts by MGM to combat climate change include:
- Investing over $60 million dollars in energy efficiency on our properties from 2007 to 2019, including major upgrades to energy-efficient lighting and heating & air conditioning systems
- Pursuing green building certification for all new property developments since 2009
- Developing the 8.3-Megawatt array at Mandalay Bay in 2015, America’s largest contiguous rooftop solar array on a convention center
- Transitioning to distribution-only service in our local utility grid in 2018, allowing us to take control of our energy future, and accelerate use of renewable power