NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power helping to restore Utah tax breaks on solar panels, but is the utility just looking out for itself?

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune February 8th, 2018 After years of discord, Rocky Mountain Power is siding with solar industry advocates’ in a push to reinstate Utah’s residential solar tax credits. But tensions have already emerged between the unlikely allies. If you ask Rocky Mountain Power, Utah’s largest provider of…

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NEWS: Nevada’s New Solar Law Is About Much More Than Net Metering

by Julia Pyper June 16, 2017 Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 405 into law on Thursday to the cheers of solar companies and advocates. AB 405 reinstates net metering for rooftop solar customers in Nevada, after utility regulators eliminated the policy in December 2015, throwing the Silver State’s solar market into…

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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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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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Subscriber Solar

As you might have noticed, we here at HEAL can be pretty critical of our utility Rocky Mountain Power. We often highlight their reliance on coal-fire power and their attempts to undermine the development of independent renewables in Utah. You can read more about it in our infamous Brown Sky…

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News: Is Rocky Mountain Power turning Utah’s skies brown or blue?

By Emma Penrod The Salt Lake Tribune October 1, 2015 Tracy Aviary shows off their new solar trees in the flamingo habitat as Rocky Mountain Power hosts a tour to tout its Blue Sky clean energy program. There was once a time when electricity was a sort of magic; power…

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News: Attacks on Blue Sky Program are inaccurate

By Paul Murphy Standard Examiner Sept. 25 2015 The Blue Sky program has come under attack through a misinformed and inaccurate report written by HEAL Utah and covered by the Standard-Examiner on September 10. HEAL Utah has a right to its own opinion but it does not have the right…

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