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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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: Clean Air, No Excuses” rally scheduled for Jan. 21 at the Utah State Capitol

Cache Valley Daily Posted: January 20, 2017 By Jennifer Steele Christensen Cache Valley’s air quality has been a hot topic this week, with in-depth discussions taking place both at Utah State University and at Logan City Hall. While the presenting organizations have been varied, their message is the same—air pollution …

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NEWS: Utah lawmakers consider clean air proposals as inversion settles in Wasatch Front

KUTV by Lisa Nico Published: Tuesday, January 17th 2017 Salt Lake City — (KUTV) Several proposals aimed at improving air quality are heading to lawmakers this week. At the city level, Mayor Jackie Biskupski proposed an energy efficiency and air quality ordinance to Salt Lake City Council for their consideration Tuesday. …

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NEWS: Utah’s 2017 resolution: A plan for cleaner air

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod Published January 16, 2017 Utah faces a host of environmental challenges in 2017, but state officials say they are making one their top priority: air quality. The state may need new initiatives for reducing levels of small-particulate pollution, the culprit associated with Utah’s wintertime …

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NEWS: Clean air advocates detail 19-point plan to attack Utah’s pollution problem

KSL Published by Amy Joi O’Donoghue Posted Jan 17th, 2017 SALT LAKE CITY — Advocates are recommending a 19-point proposal to Utah leaders if they want to get serious about conquering the state’s nagging pollution problem, including an outright ban on all two-stroke gas-powered lawn equipment, statewide emissions testing for vehicles …

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NEWS: Utah’s 2017 resolution: A plan for cleaner air

By Emma Penrod Published January 16, 2017 Salt Lake Tribune Utah faces a host of environmental challenges in 2017, but state officials say they are making one their top priority: air quality. The state may need new initiatives for reducing levels of small-particulate pollution, the culprit associated with Utah’s wintertime …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power says plant’s ‘research farm’ is perfectly safe

BRIAN MAFFLY The Salt Lake Tribune Dec 24 2016   Just below the Huntington Power Plant, a coal-fired generating station at the mouth of the eponymous central Utah canyon, agricultural plots spread out along the right bank of Huntington Creek. For the past four decades, these bucolic 250 acres have …

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NEWS: Lawsuit reopens issue of depleted uranium disposal in Utah

Associated Press The Washington Times Saturday, December 3, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Fears are being rekindled that a type of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive for 2 million years could end up buried in Utah’s west desert now that the federal government is trying to block the …

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NEWS: Antitrust lawsuit spins new possibilities for Utah, depleted uranium disposal

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News November 29, 2016 Critics of a plan to bury a unique form of radioactive waste in Utah’s western desert fear a new federal lawsuit may hasten the arrival of the material that grows increasingly radioactive as it decays. The U.S. Department of Justice filed an …

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