Coal http://kuer.org en 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 Rocky Mountain Power Plans Two Megawatt Utah Solar Farm http://kuer.org/post/rocky-mountain-power-plans-two-megawatt-utah-solar-farm <p>Plans were announced Wednesday for the first utility-scale solar project by <a href="https://www.rockymountainpower.net/index.html">Rocky Mountain Power</a>. The 9,000-panel solar farm in Utah will produce enough power to supply 500 homes. Paul Murphy is the company’s spokesperson. He says Rocky Mountain Power is responding to the trend of increased customer desire for renewable energy and tax incentives being offered to keep the initial company investment down.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:24:27 +0000 Bob Nelson 43982 at http://kuer.org Rocky Mountain Power Plans Two Megawatt Utah Solar Farm Utah Congressmen Push for More Energy Development in Utah, Environmental Groups Push Back http://kuer.org/post/utah-congressmen-push-more-energy-development-utah-environmental-groups-push-back <p>Members of Utah’s congressional delegation called for more energy development during a panel at the Governor’s Energy Development Summit. But the discussion wasn’t without some push back from local environmental advocacy groups.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:39:38 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23439 at http://kuer.org Utah Congressmen Push for More Energy Development in Utah, Environmental Groups Push Back RMP Executive on the Future of Coal Plants http://kuer.org/post/rmp-executive-future-coal-plants <p>Rocky Mountain Power generates most of the electricity to serve its customers in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho by burning coal. But it's planning to shut down the Carbon power plant, a coal-fired generating station just outside Helper, in part because of the cost of complying with new environmental regulations.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:38:32 +0000 Dan Bammes 19811 at http://kuer.org RMP Executive on the Future of Coal Plants Utah Priorities Project: Energy http://kuer.org/post/utah-priorities-project-energy <p></p><p>Utahns cringe when they look at the prices on the gas pumps these days, though prices here haven’t reached the levels seen in California this fall.&nbsp; Most of the gasoline that’s refined and sold in Utah comes from oil produced in the Mountain West.&nbsp; But Utah Foundation researcher Shawn Teigen says the price still responds to national and international markets.</p><p></p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:16:59 +0000 Dan Bammes 19474 at http://kuer.org Utah Priorities Project: Energy BLM Delays Decision On Alton Coal Mine http://kuer.org/post/blm-delays-decision-alton-coal-mine <p>The Bureau of Land Management will add a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement to its process for deciding whether to allow expansion of a coal strip mine near Alton, Utah.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:32:46 +0000 Dan Bammes 14760 at http://kuer.org BLM Delays Decision On Alton Coal Mine