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Laura Nelson

Utah Slowly Constructs Clean Energy Markets

As Utah builds utility-scale solar and advances distributed generation, stakeholders are behaving collaboratively, according to Laura Nelson, executive director of Utah Energy Office. In this interview, she said that low energy prices have reduced the state’s incentive to pursue energy efficiency. The rooftop solar market has slowed this year.

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A Very Big Connection

This May 26 story details a recently approved 416-mile transmission line due to run from Utah through Colorado to Wyoming, opening capacity for renewable supply along its western way.
Utility Solar in Spotsylvania County VA

(Photo by Hugh Kenny, Piedmont Environmental Council.) A solar array in Virginia stands for the kinds of investment that could crowd in with a properly targeted federal carbon price. 

Policy Memo: Lower Price, Higher Potential

Climate scientists in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report warned that without immediate large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, climate change will cause devastating economic and human losses. Policymakers must come together to implement a comprehensive climate change strategy in the United States.
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External News

Solar Energy: World's First Virtual Power Plant of Its Kind Coming to Utah

Soleil Lofts, an under-construction luxury apartment complex in the Utah city of Herriman, announced that it will host the largest renewable energy setup of its kind. The 600-unit complex will feature five megawatts of solar panels. Each unit will also host a Sonnen EcoLinx battery to store the energy, combining together to offer 12.6 megawatt-hours of storage.

Utah Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 6.00 / 9
Utilities:
Score 6.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 4.50 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
27 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
22 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
21 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
85%

of people in Utah support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(Same as the national average)
(est. 1,812,267 of 2,126,301 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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