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Salt Lake City Unveils Natural Gas-Powered Garbage Trucks

Salt Lake City’s new natural gas-powered garbage trucks were unveiled today as part of an ongoing effort program to “green” the city’s

Rocky Mountain Power Rate Hike Approved

Starting this fall, Utahns will see a 4.7 percent increase in their power bills. The state’s Public Service Commission is allowing Rocky

Study Sizes Up Salt Lake City’s “Clean Economy”

At more than 10,500, a new report from the Brookings Institution and Battelle says the Salt Lake City region ranks 50th out

Huntsman Questioned on Cap-and-Trade Support

Presidential candidate and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman reiterated his support for a controversial plan to transform Medicare over the weekend. Speaking

Report Says Oil and Gas Tax Breaks Cost Utahns

A report from Taxpayers for Common Sense says Utahns pay $141 million a year to benefit oil and gas companies through tax

Talks to Build a Nuclear Power Plant in Utah Continue

To build or not to build a nuclear power plant in Utah? That was the question before the legislature’s Public Utilities and

Fukushima Matters in Utah Nuclear Debate, Says Expert

The debate over nuclear power is not just a theoretical one in Utah, with a former state lawmaker trying to build a

Oil Spill Effects Still Felt Near Red Butte Creek

Salt Lake City residents who live near Red Butte Creek say they still feel the effects of the Chevron oil spill last

Advocates Hope for Expansion of Solar Incentive Program

Should Utah’s Public Service Commission continue a nearly five-year old program that pays residents and businesses to install solar power systems? Local

Salt Palace Solar Project Underway After Hiccup

The Salt Palace Convention Center is preparing for a 2.5-megawatt jolt from what’s being called the largest single rooftop solar system in

Architect Discusses Energy Efficient “125 Haus” Project

An architect and University of Utah instructor is taking an interesting approach to studying green building. Jörg Rügemer is not only funding

University of Utah Recognized for Green Energy Use

The University of Utah is being recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Green Power Challenge” for purchasing the third-largest amount of green

Utah’s New Natural History Museum to Be “Very Green”

The new Utah Museum of Natural History set to open this fall will not only be a place to view many of

Study: Fossil Fuels’ Contribution to Overall Utah Economy is Small

While Utah leaders frequently emphasize the importance of fossil fuels to the state’s economy, a new study by a nonpartisan research group

Affordable Green Homes Focus of Renewable Energy Conference Today

Utahns who think they can’t afford an energy-efficient home should think again. That’s one of the main themes of this year’s Utah

Governor Herbert’s Energy Plan Raises Concern For Some

Governor Gary Herbert is trying to stay one step ahead of rising energy costs. Last week, he unveiled a 10-year energy plan

Grants & Loans Expand Use of Natural Gas

A number of businesses, Salt Lake City and the University of Utah have been awarded about $500,000 in grants and loans from

Company Undeterred in Effort to Bring Nuclear Power to Utah

For the past three years, a Utah company has been working to bring a nuclear power plant to the state. Now, after

Nature Conservancy Scientist Warns of Energy Sprawl

While clean energy technology can revolutionize the nation’s power supply and economy, exactly where that power is developed is key to preventing

Politics Up Close: Peaceful Uprising’s Ashley Anderson

After two years of delays, Tim DeChristopher was just convicted on two federal charges for disrupting an oil and gas lease auction

GOP Lawmakers Stop Severance Tax Hike

A bill that would have increased the amount of taxes oil and natural gas drillers pay to the state of Utah didn’t

How to Re-Start Energy Innovation

Energy innovation in the United States has stalled, but with transformational change, it can get running again. That’s the message Jeff Muhs,

Politics Up Close: Nuclear Power Plant in Utah?

Governor Gary Herbert is making a new push to bring a nuclear power plant to the state. Is that a good idea?