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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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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Heading into week 4: Bad EnergySolutions Bill & More!

Can you believe we’re already half way through the 2018 Utah state legislative session? We’ve got plenty of updates to carry you through this week. And remember, you can check the progress of the bills we’re tracking, right here. Cartoon Courtesy of Pat Bagley. To see more of his art, click here.…

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Episode #104: Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute

Matt chats with Richard, who has written extensively (13 books!) on energy and economic issues, about climate change, energy trends and more. Richard, a senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, talks first about peak oil, a once popular theory about diminishing fossil fuel reserves which he believes will again…

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Episode #101: Dr. Peter Howe, Utah’s Climate Change Polarization Paradox

Matt chats with Peter, an assistant professor in the Environment & Society department at Utah State University, about his research on public opinion and climate change. They talked primarily about new research, featured in the Salt Lake Tribune and more recently, in the Herald Journal, which found that while Utahns are among…

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Episode #100: Nick Huey, The Climate Campaign

Matt chats with Nick Huey about his creative efforts to increase awareness about climate change, in coordination with University of Utah students. During this year’s rivalry football game between the two universities, Huey and others lit a giant purple Y in the mountains over LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo to bring attention…

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Episode #99: Yoram Bauman, “the world’s first and only stand-up economist”

Yoram joins Matt in the studio for a chat about comedy, bipartisan climate advocacy, and Yoram’s recent move to Utah. Bauman, who has a PhD in economics, has built a living doing humorous lectures and presentations on serious topics, including economics and climate change. He also has co-written several books, including…

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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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