NEWS: Adversaries in Utah fight take a break, for now

Benjamin Storrow, E&E News reporter Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Rocky Mountain Power Inc. and solar advocates have declared a cease-fire in Utah’s burgeoning solar war. The two sides appeared poised for a fight at the state Public Service Commission this week over the application of new rates for rooftop …

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LTE: Corporations must pay for infrastructure, too

David Vialpando Salt Lake Tribune Dec 13 2016 So Rocky Mountain Power has proposed a rate hike for solar users. Their argument to the Public Service Commission is: Even though customers may not be continually drawing power from the power grid owned and operated by Rocky Mountain Power, it is …

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NEWS: Utah environmentalists decry ‘haphazard’ plan to build pipeline for mine wastewater

BRIAN MAFFLY The Salt Lake Tribune  Dec 10 2016 02:51PM   The permanent closure of PacifiCorp’s once-productive Deer Creek coal mine is nearing completion, but the utility still must figure out what to do with the millions of gallons of metals-laced water backing up in the Emery County mine. Currently, …

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NEWS: New deadline for solar customers axed by Public Service Commission

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Dec. 9, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — To the relief of the solar industry and Utah customers who buy rooftop systems after Friday, the Public Service Commission suspended a request by Rocky Mountain Power that new residential solar energy producers be subject to possible rate changes. The …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power suspends request for new rate schedule, will negotiate with solar stakeholders

EMMA PENROD The Salt Lake Tribune Dec 09 2016    Utah’s rooftop solar industry will have more time to negotiate net-metering bills with the state’s main utility, which pushed pause on a review of its controversial price-change proposal Friday afternoon. The state Public Service Commission suspended consideration of the Rocky …

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Free Climate Movie Monday! (And a Secret NYE Party)

The snow-capped Wasatch out the office window beckon us to come play, but as you’ll see below, work is keeping us plenty busy! Here’s a few quick hits from HEALopolis: * Free Climate Film at Library Monday! HEAL along with several other groups is co-sponsoring a showing of the new …

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Episode #62: The Attack on Utah Solar with Michael Shea

Matt chats with HEAL’s Policy Associate, Michael Shea, about a hugely critical campaign: Our efforts to defend the affordability of Rooftop Solar in Utah. They talk about the history of the issue, going back two years to when Rocky Mountain Power tried— and failed— to charge rooftop solar customers a $5 …

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OPINION: Editorial: Utah should go slow on ending clean energy tax benefits

Salt Lake Tribune November 18, 2016   A gathering stampede among members of the Utah Legislature to curtail or end state tax breaks for clean energy technologies is based on the idea that those industries are doing well and so no longer need the help. Maybe not. But our lungs …

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