New Rooftop Solar Frontier!

It seems hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close. We have had some pretty big developments over the past year, one of which is the big rooftop solar settlement. For those that need a quick refresher you can read this Salt Lake Tribune article to get up to speed.  Before …

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NEWS: Utah regulators approve end of net metering, beginning of new deal for Rocky Mountain Power solar customers

Emma Penrod The Salt Lake Tribune 9/30/2017 Advocates for solar power in Utah were catching their breath Friday after receiving word that state regulators have approved a settlement intended in part to preserve the viability of the state’s solar industry. The settlement, approved unanimously by the state Public Service Commission …

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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: 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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NEWS: Utahns light up rooftop solar proposal as Rocky Mountain Power negotiates with clean-energy advocates

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune August 9, 2017 Hearings regarding a controversial Rocky Mountain Power proposal to restructure electrical rates for customers who use rooftop solar began Wednesday, despite the promise of ongoing settlement talks. More than 100 individuals lined up to speak at Wednesday afternoon’s standing room only hearing …

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NEWS: Rooftop solar advocates oppose power company proposal to raise rates

By Ashley Stilson Deseret News Published: Aug. 9, 2017 6:40 p.m SALT LAKE CITY — Solar energy advocates gathered downtown for a public hearing Wednesday to oppose a utility company’s plan to raise rates for solar customers. “These rate changes, if they go into effect, would be some of the most …

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LISTEN: HEAL’S MICHAEL SHEA ON RADIOACTIVE

Radioactive March 22, 2017 Hosted by Lara Jones and Nick Burns, tonight’s RadioActive included #OpenMicActivists from Unidad Inmigrante, the Utah league of Native American Voters, HEAL Utah, and the Utah Rivers Council. Plus, what separates bystanders from good Samaritans? Should we compel people to act, by law? Prof. Amos Guiora …

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NEWS: Chaffetz, Lee want regional haze rule scrapped for Utah

Deseret News By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published: March 14, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — A contentious regional haze rule that would require the installation of $700 million in new pollution control equipment at two power plants in Utah is under attack by the state’s congressional delegation, which wants it …

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