New Rooftop Solar Frontier!

It seems hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close. We have had some pretty big developments over the past year, one of which is the big rooftop solar settlement. For those that need a quick refresher you can read this Salt Lake Tribune article to get up to speed.  Before …

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NEWS: In the past 10 days, twice as many Utahns signed up for solar panels every day than usually do in a month

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune 11/17/2017 More than 4,000 Utahns signed up to install solar panels in the 10 days before Tuesday’s deadline, becoming the last residents who will get credit under Rocky Mountain Power’s current — and more generous — terms for excess electricity delivered to its grid. More …

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NEWS: Auditors find room for improvement in energy incentive efforts

Art Raymond Deseret News 11/14/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — A state legislative audit released Tuesday says a lack of accountability has created a rift of gray area between energy-related tax credits that have been claimed versus ones actually earned. And the revenue impacts of energy incentive programs — some $74 …

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NEWS: Utah lawmakers push to limit summer fireworks after rash of fires and complaints of polluted air and terrified pets

Taylor W. Anderson Salt Lake Tribune 11/15/2017 Lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that would nearly cut in half the number of days Utahns can ignite fireworks after cities reported calls from residents afraid of fires, annoyed with noise and upset over air pollution around the state’s two July …

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PRESS RELEASE: HEAL Utah introduces new Executive Director

** PRESS RELEASE ** PRESS RELEASE ** PRESS RELEASE ** Media Contacts: Scott Williams, HEAL Utah Executive Director scott@healutah.org 801-355-5055 Michael Shea, HEAL Utah Senior Policy Associate Michael@healutah.org 801-706-1885 HEAL Utah is proud to introduce its new Executive Director, Dr. Scott Williams. Dr. Williams is a long-time resident of Utah …

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NEWS: Utah among the most toxic states, report says

Jasen Lee Deseret News 11/09/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah ranks among the highest producers of toxic chemicals in the United States, according to data and information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A Forbes.com report shows that the Beehive State was No. 3 behind only Alaska and Nevada in …

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Episode #95: Julie Stewart, Professor At Westminster College

Julie Stewart, a Westminster honors college professor, joins Matt in a conversation about research she and her students did about Utah rooftop solar owners. Julie, an award-winning scholar and teacher who happens to also be Matt’s wife, describes the 200+ online surveys and 60+ interviews her team did to learn about …

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NEWS: Commentary: Trump abandons efforts to clean up Utah’s air

Brian Moench and Malin Moench Salt Lake Tribune 10/17/2017   With all the scandals, in-fighting, threats, taunts, firings, bragging, tweeting and name calling, President Trump’s White House is certainly “The Greatest Show on Earth.” But behind this circus tent and out of the limelight, dangerous, death-defying feats are under way …

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NEWS: Utahns love energy efficiency and buy more electric cars per capita than Californians, according to new report

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune 10/08/2017 Utah is rising in the ranks among the nation’s most energy-conscious states, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Though it has yet to break into the nation’s top 10 states, Utah ranked as the fourth most …

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