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: 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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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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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 #92: Tyler Poulson, Salt Lake City & Utah Climate Week

Matt chats with Tyler Poulson, Salt Lake City’s sustainability program manager, about several key climate and energy issues including Utah Climate Week, coming up October 8-14. First, Tyler offers his take on the recent rooftop solar settlement reached between Rocky Mountain Power and other stakeholders. He then updates us about how Salt…

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OP-ED: Rocky Mountain Power’s short-sighted business model

By Ryan Smith Published by Salt Lake Tribune, Jun 24 2017 The term “short-sighted” can mean near-sighted or be used to describe lacking imagination or foresight — the perfect description of Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMPs) proposed net metering fees for home owners who have invested in rooftop solar. The way…

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NEWS: Solar energy is killing coal, despite Trump’s promises

By Matt Egan CNN, June 20th Trump has taken steps to ease the burden on coal country by ripping up environmental rules and pledging to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. But those deregulatory steps do little to offset the mounting long-term challenge that coal faces from cleaner forms…

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