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Living Zenith to unveil Utah’s first Net Zero Community

SALT LAKE CITY – January 19, 2017 — Utah will set a new benchmark in energy efficiency when Living Zenith, the Governor’s Office of Energy Development, and other key stakeholders cut the ribbon on the state’s first net zero community on Jan. 24, 2017. The event will take place at the Living Zenith community, located near Liberty Park in Salt Lake City (1172 South 400 East), from 12:15 – 12:45…

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Governors Announce Joint Action to Build Regional Electric Vehicle Corridor

GOVERNORS OF COLORADO, UTAH AND NEVADA ANNOUNCE JOINT ACTION TO BUILD REGIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE CORRIDOR MULTIPLE LOCATIONS – Tuesday, December 20, 2016 – The Governors of Colorado, Utah and Nevada today jointly announced that they will work together over the next year to develop complementary plans for building an electric vehicle charging network across key highway corridors in their states. The corridors will include Interstates 70, 76 and 25 across…

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OED & Leaders for Clean Air cut ribbon on EV charging station

For Immediate Release December 1, 2016 Media Contacts: Meghan Stettler                             Max Bradshaw OED Communications                 Director Leaders for Clean Air (801) 499-0781                              (801) 870-4897 meghanstettler@utah.gov           max.bradshaw@leadersforcleanair.org Utah Governor’s Energy Office…

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Weber State Davis switches to solar power

LAYTON — Weber State University Davis will start using solar panels this month to generate all of the school’s electricity. The school’s seven acres of solar panels will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of more than 250 homes for one year, according to a news release, offsetting more than 85 million pounds of carbon emissions over the next 20 years. WSU Sustainability Coordinator Jennifer Bodine said the campus…

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University of Utah looks for new ways to use state’s coal

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah is launching a $1.6 million project to determine the feasibility of turning coal into carbon fiber, a material used in manufacturing of skis, cars and planes. University chemical engineering professor Eric Eddings announced the effort on Wednesday, saying finding a new way to use coal would be both energy and economy friendly. “If we can find an economical way to use coal…

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Second Utah Air and Energy Symposium Oct 5

News Release For Immediate Release Sept. 30, 2016 Governor, industry leaders to discuss progress and solutions for meeting air and energy goals at symposium SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 30, 2016) – Governor Gary R. Herbert and industry leaders will discuss progress and innovative solutions in meeting the state’s key environmental and economic goals at the second Utah Air & Energy Symposium on Oct. 5. The event, presented by the Governor’s…

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How energy efficient is your home? Utah moves to energy ratings option

Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — New building codes approved by state lawmakers this past session put Utah among only 10 states in the country where energy ratings may be offered for would-be homebuyers. The Home Energy Rating System, or HERS Index, gives a numerical score to homes for energy efficiency based on multiple construction factors such as exterior walls, ceilings, roofs, heating and cooling systems, and…

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Utah Property Owners Benefit with PACE

Cost-effectiveness is often the top consideration for states weighing the options to spur energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. The Energy Department has taken steps to make it easier for homeowners and businesses to realize the benefits of investing in more efficient, affordable properties through innovative residential clean energy financing programs. This includes the property-assessed clean energy program (PACE). It’s an innovative financing mechanism for energy efficiency and renewable energy…

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How coal, energy could tip the scales for presidential candidates in battleground states

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — A national trade organization said Utah is among 13 key battleground states where the bid for the White House should factor in the “political importance” of coal-fired electrical generation and its continuing role in the nation. “It is more than a policy position,” said Laura Sheehan, senior vice president of communications for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. “It…

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Utah Bill Would Require Legislative OK for PacifiCorp RTO Membership

By Robert Mullin Utah lawmakers plan to draft a bill requiring PacifiCorp to gain legislative approval before joining an RTO based on an expanded CAISO. Members of the Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee approved a motion to create the proposed law July 13 after listening to more than 90 minutes of testimony from power industry participants — most of whom were wary about the state’s participation in a…

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