HEAL Utah http://kuer.org en Residential Solar Users Asked to Pay More for Power http://kuer.org/post/residential-solar-users-asked-pay-more-power <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rocky Mountain Power subsidizes new solar power installations through its Blue Sky program. But it’s also insisting it needs additional money from residential customers who have solar panels on their homes.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://psc.utah.gov/utilities/electric/elecindx/2013/13035184indx.html">Utah Public Service Commission</a> is preparing for a hearing next week on Rocky Mountain Power’s request for residential solar power users to pay four dollars and 65 cents a month to connect their homes to the grid.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:43:14 +0000 Dan Bammes 49597 at http://kuer.org Residential Solar Users Asked to Pay More for Power Environmental Group Fights 'Solar Penalty' http://kuer.org/post/environmental-group-fights-solar-penalty <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An environmental group says it’s a bad idea to hike the cost of clean-energy investments that are good for the community. That’s why the group HEAL Utah is rallying against Rocky Mountain Power’s request to charge solar-panel owners a new fee. HEAL’s Matt </span>Pacenza<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> calls the $4.25-a-month charge a <a href="http://www.my-energy-choice.org/" target="_blank">“solar penalty.”</a></span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:42:08 +0000 Judy Fahys 44860 at http://kuer.org Environmental Group Fights 'Solar Penalty' Thousands Expected at Clean Air Rally Saturday http://kuer.org/post/thousands-expected-clean-air-rally-saturday <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of </span>Utahns<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> say they plan to join a rally at the State Capitol Saturday. They want Governor Gary Herbert and the Legislature to do something immediately about poor air quality.</span></p><p>Salt Lake City folk singer Tom Bennett wrote his song, Governor We Cannot Breathe, to be performed at tomorrow’s Clean Air, No Excuses Rally.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 01:05:20 +0000 Judy Fahys 41237 at http://kuer.org Nuclear Developer Ready to Move Ahead After Water Ruling http://kuer.org/post/nuclear-developer-ready-move-ahead-after-water-ruling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Last week, a judge in Price ruled that Utah’s state engineer acted properly in allowing a development company to lease water rights in the Green River for a proposed nuclear power plant.&nbsp; Blue Castle Holdings is now planning to move ahead with the next step -- applications to federal regulators&nbsp; for the plant itself.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:58:24 +0000 Dan Bammes 39023 at http://kuer.org Nuclear Developer Ready to Move Ahead After Water Ruling 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 Local Clean Air Advocates Challenge EPA http://kuer.org/post/local-clean-air-advocates-challenge-epa <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Clean air advocates filed a legal challenge last week against the US Environmental Protection Agency, claiming a new policy allows some coal-fired power plants to continue releasing haze-causing pollutants in Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.&nbsp; Environmental organization HEAL Utah was one of the groups who filed the challenge with the US Court of Appeals for the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">10</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Circuit in Denver.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:49:50 +0000 Andrea Smardon 24176 at http://kuer.org Local Clean Air Advocates Challenge EPA