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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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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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: 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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NEWS: Energy efficiency savings may drop in the future

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News 10/08/2017   SALT LAKE CITY — Even as residential energy use continues to drop across the six states serviced by PacifiCorp, the utility company predicts that over the long-term, energy efficiency savings won’t be as big of a factor. That scenario concerns clean energy advocates,…

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NEWS: Op-ed: Celebrate Energy Efficiency Day by keeping up the momentum in Utah

Kevin Emerson and Kenner Kingston Deseret News 10/04/2017 Today is Energy Efficiency Day, a nationwide day to recognize and celebrate this abundant, cost-effective energy resource. Energy efficiency is a Utah ethic and a priority for our state. As a community, we save money and use energy resources wisely when we…

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NEWS: All sides praise solar net metering compromise

Glen Beeby Good4Utah 10/04/2017 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Governor Herbert gathered at the capitol with utility and solar leaders to praise a compromise reached on net metering. What price solar customers will get in the future remains to be seen. Net metering allows customers with solar or…

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NEWS: Leaders, advocates praise solar net metering compromise

Amy O’Donoghue Deseret News 10/04/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders, consumer advocates, the solar industry and clean energy boosters are praising the détente achieved with a net metering compromise that preserves status quo rates for thousands of rooftop solar customers in the state. The compromise, endorsed last Friday by…

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