News: Critics say Rocky Mountain Power plan would stick it to Utah ratepayers in the name of clean air

Brian Maffly
The Salt Lake Tribune
February 8, 2016

Rocky Mountain Power’s ambitious plan to reduce emissions is meeting stiff opposition from a diverse coalition of environmental and other interests that argues the proposal would increase electric rates while providing minimal environmental benefits.

Utah’s largest utility last year unveiled its Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan, or STEP, which envisions investing in “clean coal” technology and electric vehicle charging stations, and switching power generation to plants that don’t rely on coal. Executives said accomplishing these measures requires statutory changes that are now encapsulated in SB115, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton. …

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