NEWS: Critics say Utah power company’s plan violates EPA ruling

Published by Herald & Review From Al Hartmann via the Salt Lake Tribune and Associated Press April 8, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah power company has come under fire by critics who say its latest 20-year strategic plan contains elements that would violate federal law. Rocky …

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NEWS: Utah energy provider plans major wind turbine expansion

KUTV By: Associated Press April 5, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s largest electricity provider has announced plans to build a wind turbine in Wyoming that would power more Utah homes by 2021. Rocky Mountain Power officials said Tuesday that they want to build a $3.5 billion wind …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power plans major wind turbine expansion

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod Published 4/4/2017   Wyoming wind will be powering more Utah homes by 2021, Rocky Mountain Power announced Tuesday. The state’s largest provider of electricity said it plans to build a $3.5 billion wind generation and transmission project in southwestern Wyoming over the next three …

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NEWS: Herbert: Trump’s rollback of Clean Power Plan step in the right direction

KSL By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Posted Mar 28th, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump signed the Energy Independence Executive Order Tuesday, rolling back the controversial Clean Power Plan and killing a three-year moratorium on federal coal leases. The move continues the president’s efforts to dismantle a slew …

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News: House Approves Bill To Scrap Solar Subsidies

KUER By: Whittney Evans February 13, 2017 A bill to phase out the state’s tax credit for residential solar panel installations passed the Utah House on Monday. House Bill 23 would end the state’s $2000 individual income tax credit by 2021.  Republican Representative Jeremy Peterson sponsored the bill. He said …

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NEWS: Rep. Briscoe argues solar use for better Utah air quality

Fox 13 News JANUARY 16, 2017 Published by Jeff McAdam SALT LAKE CITY – When Utah’s State Legislature kicks off next Monday, a number of clean air bills, ranging from anti-net metering issues, to the construction of additional air monitors, will likely be considered. “Everything we’ve been trying to do to …

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Episode #64: “Harness the Sun” with author Philip Warburg

Matt chats with Philip about his new book chronicling the sharp growth in America’s solar industry. He compares the current reality of solar to wind, which he wrote about in his previous book “Harvest the Wind.” They talk about the fights over tax credits that have supported solar’s growth and the …

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Episode #63: “The Grid” with author Gretchen Bakke

Matt chats with the McGill University professor, who has written a very interesting and provocative new book about America’s electricity infrastructure. The book is about much more than just renewable energy and the issues it poses to our electric grid, but that’s what she and Matt primarily talk about. They …

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NEWS: Proposed solar charges from Rocky Mountain Power causes customer confusion

Leia Larson Standard Examiner November 28, 2016   When Rocky Mountain Power published its proposal for new solar net metering rates, it hit home for GB Burningham. Burningham has worked in the solar industry for three years and recently launched Genuine Solar in March. The move was a direct result of finally …

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Press Statement: HEAL Condemns Rocky Mountain Power Solar Fee Bid

PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER SEEKS HUGE FEES ON ROOFTOP SOLAR CHARGES PROMISE TO DEVASTATE GROWING INDUSTRY, ENVIROMENTALISTS SAY HEAL Utah today strongly condemned Rocky Mountain Power’s bid to force rooftop solar owners to pay several new fees, policies that if approved promise to …

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