Spring Events & An Update!

It’s springtime in Utah, and you never know what you’re gonna get! Sun, rain, snow, or an EnergySolutions proposal to bring Depleted Uranium into our state…. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN…… That’s why the HEAL Utah staff is always on alert. Do you want to be informed and involved? Below you’ll find some upcoming events…

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NEWS: Salt Lake City rises above many other American cities for solar energy

Ashley Imlay Deseret News April 6th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — A national environment organization says Salt Lake City is a rising star in solar energy development, as Utah’s capital city has seen the number of completed projects grow from dozens in 2007 to hundreds in 2017. On Wednesday, Environment…

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NEWS: Utah solar industry hopes new government regulations will bring order to the sector’s frenzied growth

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune March 28th, 2018 Utah is one of the fastest-growing markets in the U.S. for rooftop solar, which is why industry advocates say they’re glad the state Legislature has begun to impose regulations on their businesses. According to a recent trade-association report by The Solar Foundation,…

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LTE: A spot near the Capitol is perfect for a megawatt-size solar installation

Darrell Prows Salt Lake Tribune March 4th, 2018 The cost of solar in all of its varieties is low and heading down. Canopy/carport-type structures are becoming popular and affordable because they provide other amenities along with pollution-free electricity. Have you ever tried to rally between the Capitol and Third North…

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NEWS: Now a ‘Solar Star,’ Salt Lake City ranks 10th among U.S cities for solar power generated per person, report says

Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake Tribune April 3rd, 2018 Salt Lake City ranks in the top 10 of nearly 70 U.S. cities for the solar power generated per person, a new report says. Utah’s capital city ranked ahead of San Antonio and behind Riverside, Calif., in 2017 for megawatts of…

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NEWS: Utah governor signs trio of solar power bills

Christian Roselund PV Magazine March 29th, 2018 With all of the stories of legislatures and utility commissions approving policies to undermine net metering and weaken the economics of customer-sited solar, it is easy to miss the progress being made in many states. This includes so-called “red” states that have been…

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LTE: Kudos to our power companies, who are pursuing cleaner energy

Jerri L Hurley Salt Lake Tribune March 5th, 2018 Kermit Heid’s letter (“Not emmission free,” Feb. 21) stated that electric cars are really not emission-free, since our electricity comes from coal burned at 30 percent efficiency. With solar panels, we’ve been able to drive our Leaf 16,000 emission-free miles in…

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NEWS: Utah’s ‘incredible’ rise in solar power may just be the start of a decadeslong surge, industry experts say

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune March 1st, 2018 Thanks to a meteoric growth in panel installations in recent years, Utah is now one of the top states for solar power generation — but industry experts don’t expect the surge to end any time soon. According to an analysis by the Natural Resources…

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OP-ED: Clearing the air — 3 myths about going green

Suzanne Harrison Deseret News March 12th, 2018 The Deseret News recently interviewed me for a story on my family’s decision to embrace clean energy products, including an electric vehicle, EV home charger and solar panels. As I read the comments on the article and on social media, I noticed several of them…

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That’s a Wrap! End of the 2018 Utah Legislative Session

It’s Friday. We made it! The 2018 legislative session ended precisely at midnight last night!Though the Utah Legislature passed some bills we weren’t too happy with, they also did a lot of good – including passing the very first resolution recognizing climate change! See below and our Bill Tracker for a breakdown…

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