NEWS: Utah’s lawsuit against feds on hold after EPA says it might reverse Obama-era order to install pollution controls at 2 coal plants

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune 9/12/2017 A federal plan that would have required Rocky Mountain Power to install new pollution controls at two coal-fired power plants is now on hold indefinitely. On Monday, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted requests for a stay to prevent that order from …

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NEWS: Trump administration halts pollution controls at Utah plants

Brady McCombs Washington Post 9/11/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — An appeals court granted a request Monday from President Donald Trump’s administration to halt a plan for new pollution controls at Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plants aimed at reducing haze near national parks. The development marks a reversal for the U.S. …

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NEWS: Solar advocates, manufacturers supportive but not thrilled with temporary power deal

Art Raymond  KSL Posted Aug 30th, 2017  Clean energy advocates offer cautious optimism for new rules to temporarily govern how owners of rooftop solar systems are compensated for electricity they feed back into the grid, but the consensus comes only after the shelving of an initial proposal from Rocky Mountain Power …

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Press release: Agreement announced for Utah rooftop solar

Utah Policy Created: 28 August 2017 Gov. Gary R. Herbert today announced an unprecedented accomplishment in the advancement of sustainable rooftop solar energy in Utah. State and local government entities, Rocky Mountain Power, solar industry participants, and non-governmental interest groups have proposed a settlement of net metering and distributed generation …

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NEWS: State announces solar net-metering deal

 Annie Knox @anniebknox Deseret News Published: Aug. 28, 2017   The state and its largest electric utility have hammered out a preliminary compromise on the future of rooftop solar in Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert’s office announced the agreement late Monday, following years of debate and an act of the state Legislature. Under …

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NEWS: Advocates growing impatient as Utah’s new plan for cleaner air falls behind schedule

Emma Penrod  Salt Lake Tribune August 25, 2017   State officials have notified the Environmental Protection Agency that Utah is likely to miss yet another air-quality deadline, leading some clean-air advocates to criticize regulators for a lack of action. Utah’s latest plan for reducing spikes of small-particulate pollution over the …

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Letter to the Editor: Rocky Mountain Power solar study is flawed and incomplete

Written by LISA RUTHERFORD, Ivins, Utah. St. George News August 15, 2017 Solar is finally taking hold in Washington County and in Utah in general. In fact, Utah is the 6th largest solar state in the nation, which surprised me. Even conservative Utah Congresswoman Mia Love’s city of Saratoga Springs, …

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NEWS: 15 Ways to Fix SLC:Handy tips and tricks to ensure the survival and growth of our fair town.

 By Ryan Cunningham @RyCunn CITY WEEKLY August 23, 2017 8. Ban Growth … While both state and city officials have made some positive strides toward addressing air pollution in recent years, clean air advocates like Matt Pacenza would prefer a stronger sense of urgency from policymakers. Pacenza, the soon-to-be-departing director of environmental …

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NEWS: Renewable energy developers call for energy task force, deregulation

Art Raymond @DNTechHive Deseret News Published: Aug. 23, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — A representative of the country’s largest independent solar power plant developer encouraged a Utah legislative committee on Wednesday to consider launching an energy task force to look at deregulating the power industry in the state. R. Steve …

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