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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Episode #94: David Roberts, Vox.com Journalist

Matt chats with David, one of the most important writers today on energy, climate and the environment, about several of his recent columns in the online news outlet Vox. First, they tackle “radical flank effects,” about whether more radical forms of activism are useful to broader movements. Next, they discuss renewable portfolio standards, a …

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Episode #93: Author Geoff Dembicki, Asks “Are We Screwed?”

Vancouver-based journalist, Geoff Dembicki, joins Matt in the studio to chat about his new book, Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change. Geoff explains he remains hopeful despite the current political moment, hostile to positive policy developments on climate change. His optimism is based, the …

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NEWS: Tribune Editorial: Utah gets energy efficient

Francisco Kjolseth Salt Lake Tribune 10/09/2017 “If you build it, [they] will come.” — Field of Dreams Utahns love to save money, and we are quickly learning that being energy efficient means saving money. With coal disappearing, alternative energies like solar, wind and electric cars could help diversify rural economies …

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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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