Skip to Content

Advancing Utah's Energy Future

News | Calendar

  • A
  • A
  • A

SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED

U.S. Department of Energy Selects University of Utah Site for $140 Million Geothermal Research and Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the University of Utah will receive up to $140 million in continued funding over the next five years for cutting-edge geothermal research and development. After three years of planning, site characterization, and competition, the proposed site outside of Milford, Utah, has been selected as the location of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) field laboratory….

more >>

In our opinion: Utah energy plans should support rural counties

Deseret News editorial board – Full link here. Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled his 10-part “Energy Action Plan” at the Utah Energy Summit last week. In doing so, he modeled innovative conservative leadership that will pioneer a new path forward for the state and the country. Herbert’s plan demonstrates the potential synergy of clean energy production and local economic development — two agendas that for too long have lain motionless by…

more >>

Governor to unveil Utah Energy Action Plan at his annual Energy Summit

Governor to unveil Utah Energy Action Plan at his annual Energy Summit Summit to feature keynotes by Dr. Ernest J. Moniz, Peter Huntsman and Steve Zaffron Ten international energy delegations to participate SALT LAKE CITY (May 10, 2018) — Governor Gary R. Herbert is set to release the Utah Energy Action Plan to 2020 at his seventh annual Governor’s Energy Summit: Crossroads of Global Innovation, taking place May 14-15, 2018…

more >>

Governor’s Energy Summit kicks off with “A Climate of Action” Library Forum

Governor’s Energy Summit kicks off with “A Climate of Action” Library Forum Forum keynote by Dr. Ernest J. Moniz, 13th U.S. Energy Secretary What: The Governor’s Energy Summit Library Forum will explore the positive nexus of opportunities for our environment and energy economy that can foster ‘a climate of action’ and create a path to realizing better outcomes for communities locally and globally. Where: Grand America Hotel | Grand Salon…

more >>

Utah launches new statewide C-PACE District

Utah launches new statewide C-PACE District Provo is first city to opt into the commercial building energy financing program SALT LAKE CITY (May 1, 2018) — The Governor’s Office of Energy Development today launched Utah C-PACE District with Provo as its first city to opt-in to the commercial building energy financing program. C-PACE, also known as Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, provides zero down and up to 100 percent private…

more >>

Mexico and Utah to establish a working group to advance energy cooperation

Mexico and Utah to establish a working group to advance energy cooperation MEXICO CITY (April 9, 2018) — Marking the first day of Utah’s trade mission to Mexico City, Governor Gary R. Herbert met with Mexico’s Secretary of Energy, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, to advance energy cooperation through the establishment of a working group. The group will comprise of leaders across government, industry and education to foster information exchange, drive innovation…

more >>

REV WEST STATES PARTNER WITH NASEO TO ADVANCE ELECTRIC VEHICLES

REV WEST STATES PARTNER WITH NASEO TO ADVANCE ELECTRIC VEHICLES March 30, 2018 The eight Signatory States of the Regional Electric Vehicle Plan for the West (REV West) Memorandum of Understanding will be working with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) to facilitate communication and coordinate investment in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure across the western states. Governors from the Signatory States – Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,…

more >>

One Week Left: Scholarship Application Due April 1

Today’s students are tomorrow’s energy workforce… For the second year, the Governor’s Office of Energy Development is partnering with Chevron to award scholarships to high school students who plan to pursue a science, technology, engineering or math related course of study at a Utah institute of higher education. This year, the partnership is expanding to award a total of ten scholarships across $30,000 to include five students who plan to…

more >>

Governors Sign MOU to Plan Regional Electric Vehicle Corridor for the West

Governors of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming Sign MOU to Plan Regional Electric Vehicle Corridor for the West SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 4, 2017) — Today the governors of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide a framework for creating a regional electric vehicle plan for the West (“REV West Plan”). The plan was announced today…

more >>

Agreement Announced for Utah Rooftop Solar

Agreement Announced for Utah Rooftop Solar Proposed settlement provides glide path for sustainable rooftop solar development SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 28, 2017) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert today announced an unprecedented accomplishment in the advancement of sustainable rooftop solar energy in Utah. State and local government entities, Rocky Mountain Power, solar industry participants, and non-governmental interest groups have proposed a settlement of net metering and distributed generation matters that provides…

more >>