coal-fired power plants http://kuer.org en Energy Summit Considers All-of-the-Above Options http://kuer.org/post/energy-summit-considers-all-above-options <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Utah's energy community met Wednesday at Gov. Gary Herbert’s 3<sup>rd</sup> annual Energy Development Summit to talk about the state's all-of-the-above approach to powering everyday life.</p><p>The Republican governor reminded his audience that energy is one of his administration’s top four priorities. He said energy pumps around $5 billion into Utah’s economy each year.</p><p>But Herbert said good jobs and a high standard of living have to be balanced with conserving the environment.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:19:08 +0000 Judy Fahys 47337 at http://kuer.org Energy Summit Considers All-of-the-Above Options Utah Braces for New Power Plant Regulations http://kuer.org/post/utah-braces-new-power-plant-regulations <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Obama administration promised last year to crack down on the pollution blamed for climate change, and now the Environmental Protection Agency is getting ready to take a big step in carrying out that pledge.</span></p><p>On Monday, EPA is expected to roll out new regulations on existing power plants. Those plants are the nation’s largest source of carbon dioxide emissions associated with global warming.</p><p>And a new report by a think tank called Ceres says Utah has a relatively high output of CO2.</p> Sat, 31 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 47112 at http://kuer.org Utah Braces for New Power Plant Regulations New EPA Rules Boost the Cost of Power from Coal http://kuer.org/post/new-epa-rules-boost-cost-power-coal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The U.S. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:55:41 +0000 Dan Bammes 35848 at http://kuer.org New EPA Rules Boost the Cost of Power from Coal Rocky Mountain Power Defends Environmental Record http://kuer.org/post/rocky-mountain-power-defends-environmental-record <p>Environmentalists are applauding President Obama’s proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions by executive action.&nbsp; But Rocky Mountain Power says one group’s criticism ignores what it’s been doing for years. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:19:36 +0000 Dan Bammes 31472 at http://kuer.org Rocky Mountain Power Defends Environmental Record