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Water and energy needs focus of forum

LOUISE R. SHAW | Davis Clipper LAYTON—It happens with comforting regularity: Turn on the tap and water flows out. Flip on the switch and the lights come on. But while those luxuries don’t require much thought or any work of our own, there are lots of people working behind the scenes to make sure those lights stay on and that water keeps flowing. Davis County hosted many of those who…

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Snow pack, water salinity discussed at summit

Measurements show snow pack in the Uinta Basin at 90 percent of normal for this time of the year. “But there is still a lot of winter to go,” Snow Survey Supervisor Randy Julander told a crowd of about 250 people at the 2016 Uinta Basin Water Summit at Grace Event Center in Roosevelt on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Julander was the final speaker at the summit that featured speeches from…

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Utah slides into nation’s top 10 for ‘green’ buildings

Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Utah has propelled itself into the top 10 states in the nation for the amount of per-capita building space designed and built as “green.” There were 31 LEED-certified projects in Utah for 2015, the designation that stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The annual national ranking by the U.S. Green Building Council puts Utah among the front-runners for the…

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Forum highlights Utah’s water and energy interdependencies

Robert B. Sowby | Wasatch Water Review Utah’s water and energy communities came together Thursday at the 2016 Water–Energy Nexus Forum. Water is needed to produce energy, and energy is needed to supply water. The second annual event explored interdependencies between Utah’s water and energy systems and sustainable methods for managing both resources. Organized by the Rural Water Association of Utah (RWAU) and the Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED),…

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Bishop plan for public land in eastern Utah to be unveiled Wednesday

By BRIAN MAFFLY | The Salt Lake Tribune Utahns will finally get to see the fruits of Rep. Rob Bishop’s three-year Public Lands Initiative next week in Salt Lake City. On Wednesday morning, Bishop, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, will unveil his draft legislation affecting 18 million acres of public land in seven eastern Utah counties, according to an announcement released Friday. The initiative has been billed as…

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Interior Department halts new federal coal leases

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — As much as 75 million tons of Utah’s recoverable coal sought by mining companies are now in question after a Friday decision by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to halt any new federal coal leases. The U.S. Department of Interior said it is pushing the pause button on the federal coal program for three years in light of concerns raised by…

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Utah’s Next Clean Air Challenge? Homes and Businesses

By JUDY FAHYS | KUER The search for solutions to Utah’s winter pollution episodes has focused on industrial smokestacks and the tailpipes of cars and trucks. But homes and businesses represent a big and growing part of the problem. They’re called “area sources” and KUER wanted to find out why it’s so hard to cut their emissions. Nasty paint and solvent fumes used to be the norm for Anthony Gallegos…

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Rural Water Association of Utah & Office of Energy Development to Host Water & Energy Nexus Forum

For Immediate Release Jan. 13, 2016 Contact: Meghan Stettler, Director of Communications Governor’s Office of Energy Development (385) 549-0822 meghanstettler@utah.gov Rural Water Association of Utah & Office of Energy Development to Host Water & Energy Nexus Forum Lt. Governor and industry stakeholders to explore expanding resource efficiency and conservation at the second annual Forum on Jan. 21, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Jan. 13, 2016 – In an effort…

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U Drive Electric Continues Cash Incentives Through Jan. 31st

BOB NELSON | KUER 35 electric vehicles have been sold or leased in the past two and a half weeks through a program called U Drive Electric. Due to its popularity, the University of Utah’s Office of Sustainability is extending the program through January 31st with help from Utah Clean Energy and a grant from UCAIR. Kate Bowman is the solar project coordinator for Utah Clean Energy. She says U…

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Study shows pollution problems with ‘cold starts,’ warming up cars

Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — If you must drive, get on with it. Don’t just sit there and let your car warm up — it is a machine that is designed to move after all — and all you’re doing is adding to the state’s notorious wintertime pollution problems. Results from a 14-month collaborative study show that 75 percent of a vehicle’s combined emissions occur within…

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