NEWS: Solar energy is killing coal, despite Trump’s promises

By Matt Egan CNN, June 20th Trump has taken steps to ease the burden on coal country by ripping up environmental rules and pledging to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. But those deregulatory steps do little to offset the mounting long-term challenge that coal faces from cleaner forms …

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NEWS: Coal Market Set To Collapse Worldwide By 2040 As Solar And Wind Dominate

By Alexander C. Kaufman Huffington Post, 6/16/17 Coal-fired power is on pace to collapse in the United States and Europe over the next two decades, and will peak worldwide in nine years, according to a long-term forecast released on Thursday. Solar and wind energy, meanwhile, will dominate over the next …

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NEWS: Nevada’s New Solar Law Is About Much More Than Net Metering

by Julia Pyper June 16, 2017 Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 405 into law on Thursday to the cheers of solar companies and advocates. AB 405 reinstates net metering for rooftop solar customers in Nevada, after utility regulators eliminated the policy in December 2015, throwing the Silver State’s solar market into …

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Op-ed: Rooftop solar systems actually offer more benefits than costs

By Ralph Ferrara For the Deseret News Several years ago, my wife and I decided to invest in a rooftop solar system. Even though we have a modest income, I wanted to do my part to make sure the world was going to be as healthy and sustainable as possible. …

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NEWS: Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate accord draws mixed Utah reaction

By BRIAN MAFFLY, EMMA PENROD and BENJAMIN WOOD The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 01 2017 03:00PM President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from participation in the Paris climate accord, announced Thursday, drew a wide-ranging and mixed reaction from Utahns. Echoing views voiced earlier by Utah Sens. Mike …

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NEWS: Utah reactions to Paris climate change departure mixed

By Dennis Romboy and Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published: June 1, 2017. Clean air advocates, Salt Lake City’s mayor and coal critics decried President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States from the Paris climate change agreement, but his move brought praise by the state’s GOP senators. “I look forward …

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NEWS: Former EPA leader defends actions on Utah haze, ozone

EMMA PENROD The Salt Lake Tribune May 19 2017 07:00AM A plan to require new pollution controls at coal-fired power plants in Utah was among the Environmental Protection Agency’s greatest accomplishments under the Obama administration, according to one of the agency’s former leaders. Shaun McGrath, former EPA Region 8 administrator, …

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Episode #77: Joan Card, Former Senior Policy Advisor, EPA Region 8

NOTE: Because Joan joined Matt via SKYPE, the audio quality at the beginning is less than idea. Because it’s such a good interview and the sound balances out after some time, we’re still posting it. We hope you enjoy! This week, Joan speaks with Matt about her time as the …

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