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Advancing Utah's Energy Future

Utah companies bring renewable energy to forefront

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Mike Stapley | Contributor

SALT LAKE CITY — The fifth annual Governor’s Utah Energy Development Summit was held recently in Salt Lake City.

According to Governor Gary Herbert, “Most all of us respect the idea of being good stewards of the Earth. We want to have clean air (and) clean water, and if we dig a hole we want to fill it back up.”

Several states, including Utah, are struggling with budget shortfalls this year as oil and gas production hit all-time lows. In Utah, coal production was at a 30-year low in 2015 and total energy revenues were half of what they were in 2014.

Consumers see volatility and uncertainty in gasoline and electricity prices. Now more than ever, consumers are looking to take control of their home energy use with rooftop solar panels. (…)

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