NEWS: How green does Utah go? State panel to decide

Taylor W. Anderson  Renewable-energy developers representing more than $620 million in proposed wind and solar projects are awaiting a ruling by the state’s top utility regulators to decide whether they can move forward or must abandon Utah for greener states. The Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) ruling will tell Rocky …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky program among best in U.S.

Steven Oberbeck Although it has its critics, Rocky Mountain Power once again is getting national recognition for its Blue Sky renewable-energy program. The U.S. Department of Energy recently released its ranking of the leading utility green power initiatives, and for the 10th year PacifiCorp — the parent company of Rocky …

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NEWS: Environmentalists cheer, employees jeer: plant likely closing

By John Hollenhorst CASTLE GATE, Carbon County — One of Utah’s most prominent industrial landmarks may be on the verge of a permanent shutdown, done in by its own scenic setting.  Rocky Mountain Power has warned employees and public officials to expect the likely closure of the company’s Carbon Power …

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HEAL Urges Rocky Mtn Power to Consider Coal Health Costs

PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE   UTAH ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP URGES ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER TO CONSIDER HEALTH COSTS OF BURNING COAL   HEAL Utah today urged Rocky Mountain Power to acknowledge the significant health damages caused by pollution from its aging Utah coal-burning power plants, and to factor …

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NEWS: Power plant pollution ranks high in Utah, the West

Judy Fahys 05/25/2012 Although emissions of nitrogen oxide remain high, air-quality official says state has made solid strides in cleaning up other pollutants. A new inventory of power plant pollution shows Utah plants — like those nationwide — are making strides in cleaning up emissions but could do better. For …

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NEWS: New nuclear power plants signal future power generation

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission turned heads this week by approving licenses for two new nuclear power reactors in Georgia. These are the first such licenses to be granted in the United States since 1978. They also signal what has to be considered an inevitable trend back toward nuclear power. Even …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power disputes HEAL Utah’s claims of pollution from coal-burning plants

Mori Kessler ST. GEORGE – Earlier this month, HEAL Utah claimed that Rocky Mountain Power was on the road to exposing Utahans to higher energy costs and posed a threat to the environment and health of the state. Rocky Mountain Power denies the accusations. HEAL Utah, an environmental advocacy group, …

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