Energy Archive

Lobbyist to Utah Legislature: Plan for EPA Legal Fights

(KCPW News) A lobbyist for Utah energy interests has recommended that the state defend itself from the Sage-Grouse. To explain that proposal,

CityViews 8/27/12: “Watershed”/Building Better Batteries

Segment 1: The Colorado River, which flows 1,450 miles through the desert Southwest, provides life-giving water to 30 million people. But climate

Report Looks at Oil Shale Contributions, Industry Responds

A closed-door meeting in late March of officials from several counties in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, along with lobbyists for the oil

Herbert Implements Idle-Free Policy for State Fleet

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is jumping on the idle-free bandwagon with a new executive order for state employees to turn off the

Utah Delegation Backs Keystone XL Pipeline Motion

Utah Congressmen Jim Matheson and Jason Chaffetz were among House lawmakers voting this morning in favor of a motion to move the

Leaders in Nuclear Energy Gather in Salt Lake City to Talk About Safety

International regulators and experts on nuclear power plant safety have converged in Salt Lake City. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, representatives from

Interior Secretary Salazar Approves Major Natural Gas Drilling Project in Utah

Natural gas development is about to increase significantly in Utah. Tuesday, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved a major drilling project the

Governor Herbert Appoints New Energy Adviser

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has a new energy advisor and at least one environmental group is already calling foul. Herbert announced today

Wasatch Solar Challenge Brings Six Communities Together

Salt Lake City is partnering with five other Wasatch Front cities and counties to launch the “Wasatch Solar Challenge” after receiving a

Politics Up Close: Independent Congressional Candidate Joe Andrade, Brent Goodfellow Runs for County Council

Usually, political candidates who want to go to Washington pledge to put Utah first. But University of Utah engineering professor Joe Andrade,

EnergySolutions to Help With Fukushima Cleanup

EnergySolutions will have a hand in cleaning up radioactively contaminated seawater at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan that was used

Progress in Conflict Over Federal Lands?

This week, state lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a series of bills aimed at taking over public lands from the

Politics Up Close: Western Energy Alliance & Revamping Department of Environmental Quality Boards

A new study in Eastern Utah’s energy-rich Uintah Basin is being called the most comprehensive air quality study ever done in Utah.

Politics Up Close: Sean Reyes Runs for Attorney General, State of Oil & Gas Drilling in Utah

Republican Sean Reyes wants to be Utah’s next Attorney General. He counts among his accomplishments becoming one of the first minority attorneys

Air Quality Study in Uinta Basin Called Most Comprehensive Study Ever

The oil and gas-rich Uinta Basin in eastern Utahis the focus of a new air quality study, one that’s being called the

Bill Adopts Latest Residential Building Codes

One state lawmaker’s attempt to bring Utah's residential building codes up to date hasn’t been assigned a committee hearing, despite widespread support

New Clean Air Initiative Relies on Voluntary Efforts, Not Regulation

A new, statewide initiative to improve air quality won’t include any new regulations, but purely voluntary efforts. As Utah Governor Gary Herbert

Legislation Would Allow Eminent Domain Action for Oil and Gas-related Roads

Property owners in Utah could be forced to sell their land for new energy-related purposes if a proposed bill makes it out

Matheson Reacts to State of the Union Address

President Obama’s State of the Union address last night touched on some themes that could please some of Utah’s elected officials

CityViews 1/25/12: Nuclear Power in Utah?

  The state of Utah has given a green light on water rights to Blue Castle Holdings, which wants to build a

State Engineer Discusses Approval of Water Rights for Proposed Nuclear Plant

The fate of a proposed nuclear power plant in Utah’s Emery County is now in the hands of the federal Nuclear Regulatory

Water Rights Approved for Nuclear Plant

Utah State Engineer Kent Jones has approved water rights from the Green River for Blue Castle Holdings’ proposed nuclear power plant in

Mixed Reviews for Uranium Mining Moratorium

Conservationists, tourism-dependent businesses and some farmers, ranchers and recreationists are applauding the Interior Department’s decision to adopt a 20-year moratorium on new

CityViews 12/14/11: Going Solar

Segment 1: How can you harness the power of the sun? We’re talking about solar technology and how residents and businesses are

Expert Studies Links Between Energy Sources, Air Pollution

If you want to know more about where the pollution you see hanging over the Wasatch Front every winter comes from and

BLM Releases Report on Controversial Strip Mine Expansion

The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments on a proposed coal strip mine expansion outside of Bryce Canyon National Park.

Politics Up Close: Rocky Anderson Wants to Form New Party

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson pulls no punches when giving his thoughts on the state of the Democratic Party, describing

State Expands Renewable Energy Rebate

The Utah Office of Energy Development has made more funds available for its Renewable Energy Rebate Program as a result of its

30-Kilowatt Solar Array Installed on Leonardo’s Roof

The Leonardo science, technology and art museum on Salt Lake City’s Library Square now features 148 solar panels on its roof, paid

Chevron Settles With City and State Over Oil Spills

After months of negotiations, Chevron has reached a proposed settlement with Salt Lake City and the state of Utah over two oil