electric vehicles

Environment & Public Lands
2:51 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Salt Lake County Unveils New Electric Vehicle Super Charging Station

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams unveils new EV charging station at the County Building.
Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams unveiled a brand new electric vehicle charging station today at the County Building. It’s the first publicly operated EV charging station in the valley.

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Environment & Public Lands
2:06 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Air Quality Commands Lawmakers' Attention

Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Holladay, speaks at the pre-Legislature rally attended by thousands of Utahns fed up with poor air quality. Arent created the Clean Air Caucus, whose members championed several bills to passage during the 2014 Session.
Credit Judy Fahys

  

  The Salt Lake Valley was choking with winter pollution as the Legislature convened in January. Lawmakers were compelled to step up to the challenge to clear the air.

Thousands of Utahns rallied for air pollution solutions outside the state Capitol the weekend before lawmakers settled in. No one could remember another time that so many people came together to demand a stop to the smog. Sara Baldwin Auck is an advocate for Utah Clean Energy.

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Science & Technology
3:51 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

House Approves Tax Incentives For Alternative Fueled Vehicles

Flickr: TheDigitel Myrtle Beach

A bill that could make purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle, like an electric car, a little easier on the pocket book passed out of the Utah House Tuesday.

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Environment & Public Lands
5:48 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Bill Expanding Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles Moves Ahead

HB 74 provides a $2500 tax credit to purchasers of electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf
Nissan USA

  A bill that would provide a 25-hundred dollar tax credit to buyers of electric vehicles won approval in a Utah House committee yesterday.  House Bill 74 makes the credit available for all-electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt.  Brooke Scott was one of a handful of citizens who testified in favor of the bill.

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Business & Labor
3:19 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Policy Change Allows Businesses to Sell EV Charging Services

Oregon Department of Transportation

The Public Service Commission of Utah is changing a rule that will make it easier for businesses to install charging stations for electric vehicles.

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Environment & Public Lands
4:58 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Energy Groups Call on Policymakers to Promote Electric Vehicles

Utah Clean Energy

Utah’s Public Service Commission is meeting at the Capitol this week to discuss options for improving air quality along the Wasatch Front through the use of alternative-energy vehicles.

Earlier this year, the state Legislature tasked the Public Service Commission to investigate how alternative-energy vehicles can improve air quality along the Wasatch Front. Kevin Emerson of Utah Clean Energy was at the first of this week’s hearings. He says electric vehicles are the best way to reduce emissions.

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