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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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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Op-ed: Rooftop solar systems actually offer more benefits than costs

By Ralph Ferrara For the Deseret News Several years ago, my wife and I decided to invest in a rooftop solar system. Even though we have a modest income, I wanted to do my part to make sure the world was going to be as healthy and sustainable as possible. …

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Take Action on Rooftop Solar! Spring ’17 Update

For many people, summer means BBQs, mountain hikes, and water sports. But for us energy wonks, we get excited because solar panels are producing the most electricity! There’s nothing like knowing that on a beautiful sunny day, all that clean energy is being pumped through the electric grid.  The future …

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Proud Yet Aggravated: The ’17 State Leg Session

Utah’s short State Legislative session is both a curse and a blessing. While we often wish we had more time to convince legislators of the value of protecting our health and the environment and of working toward clean air and clean energy, fewer days also means fewer troubling pieces of …

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