NEWS: Utahns love energy efficiency and buy more electric cars per capita than Californians, according to new report

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune 10/08/2017 Utah is rising in the ranks among the nation’s most energy-conscious states, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Though it has yet to break into the nation’s top 10 states, Utah ranked as the fourth most …

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NEWS: Energy efficiency savings may drop in the future

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News 10/08/2017   SALT LAKE CITY — Even as residential energy use continues to drop across the six states serviced by PacifiCorp, the utility company predicts that over the long-term, energy efficiency savings won’t be as big of a factor. That scenario concerns clean energy advocates, …

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NEWS: Op-ed: Celebrate Energy Efficiency Day by keeping up the momentum in Utah

Kevin Emerson and Kenner Kingston Deseret News 10/04/2017 Today is Energy Efficiency Day, a nationwide day to recognize and celebrate this abundant, cost-effective energy resource. Energy efficiency is a Utah ethic and a priority for our state. As a community, we save money and use energy resources wisely when we …

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NEWS: State utility commission weighs approval of rooftop solar agreement

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News 9/18/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — The three-member Public Service Commission is weighing a proposed agreement on rooftop solar between Rocky Mountain Power and a consortium of diverse groups, including the Utah Solar Energy Association, state Office of Consumer Services and top solar companies. Commission members …

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NEWS: RMP net-metering settlement creates assurances, uncertainty for Utah solar

LEIA LARSEN Standard Examiner SEPTEMBER 01, 2017  After announcing a settlement earlier this week, both Rocky Mountain Power and solar industry advocates heaved hard-won, if ephemeral, sighs of relief. The resolution came after discussions lasting nearly all of 2017 about what to do with net metering rates and the rapid rise of …

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NEWS: Solar advocates, manufacturers supportive but not thrilled with temporary power deal

Art Raymond  KSL Posted Aug 30th, 2017  Clean energy advocates offer cautious optimism for new rules to temporarily govern how owners of rooftop solar systems are compensated for electricity they feed back into the grid, but the consensus comes only after the shelving of an initial proposal from Rocky Mountain Power …

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When $300,000 Takes On $145 Billion

By Michael Shea, HEAL Utah Policy Associate I know sometimes it feels like being an environmentalist in Utah is like fighting the tide. But, I am here to tell you, fresh from my first legislative session with HEAL: We DO make a difference. HEAL’s ability to be up at the …

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News: Clean energy advocates say bill would stymie rooftop solar

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News March 4, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — Critics insist the latest version of what’s been dubbed the “Rocky Mountain Power” bill at the Utah Legislature would mean lights out for any more rooftop solar development in the state and pull the plug on existing solar …

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