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Energy Insider, Quarter One, 2017

In this Issue Governor’s Utah Energy Development Summit Preview 2017 Legislative Session Round Up OED Partners with SITLA to Launch New Education Campaign Historic Coal Mining Tourism and Trail Series Utah Unveils First Net Zero Community Visit: https://us3.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=3016277

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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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Grant Aims to Accelerate Utah’s Energy Solutions through University Collaboration and Student Innovation

Salt Lake City, UT (Jan. 13, 2017) – The Energy Research Triangle (ERT), a partnership between the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative and the Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED), is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2017 grant programs. Now in its third cohort, the ERT program offers two competitive grants, including the ERT-Professor and the ERT-Scholars grants. “The ERT-Professor grant incentivizes Utah’s universities to collaborate, stimulating…

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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

  Utah Governor’s Energy Office and Leaders for Clean Air Celebrate the Installation of Electric Vehicle Chargers at Six Non-profit Locations A ribbon-cutting ceremony today marks Leaders for Clean Air’s completion of a $10,000 grant awarded by the Governor’s Energy Development Office SALT LAKE CITY – December 1, 2016 — The Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED), in partnership with Leaders for Clean Air, will cut the ribbon today…

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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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Energy Department Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts

Press Release For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Energy Department Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts FORGE Funding Will Accelerate Development of Clean Energy from Geothermal Sources WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $29 million in funding under the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) program for projects…

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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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