On May 4, 2017 the Governor’s Office of Energy Development unveiled a new report on Utah’s coal industry to provide a framework, and recommendations for the advancement of strategic coal technologies and a sustainable coal economy in Utah.
Governor Gary R. Herbert’s 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan’s sixth recommendation states that “Utah should have a statewide plan for reducing energy consumption.” In order to fulfill this recommendation, in August of 2013 the Governor’s Energy Advisor and the Office of Energy Development launched a stakeholder-driven process to create the Utah Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan. It includes 26 recommendations for the Governor’s Office, the Utah State Legislature, businesses and households to consider adopting, whether through initiatives and partnerships, programs and statutes, financial or other market tools, or simply through lifestyle choices.
In his 2010 State of the State address, Governor Gary R. Herbert announced his intent to create the Utah Energy Initiative—a 10-year strategic energy plan that combines Utah’s rich abundance of diverse natural resources with our innovative and entrepreneurial spirit—to ensure that Utah is at the forefront of solving the world’s energy challenges. The Plan that seeks to strengthen Utah’s economy and environment through 10 key goals.