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In pursuing Facebook, Utah hopes for friend requests from other companies 21.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
West Jordan officials say it’s a one-time deal, a carrot too sweet to dangle twice: In return for building what might rank among the world’s largest data-center campuses, Facebook would receive up to $260 million worth of tax incentives, a commitment of nearly 5 million gallons of water per day, a reduced rate on renewable energy and yet-to-be-announced benefits from the state. Taxpayers, meanwhile, would eventually reap a 14,000-fold increase in property tax value from what is now a dryland far... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Xcel settlement in rooftop solar debate a necessary step forward 17.8.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
If a settlement involving Xcel Energy is approved, it marks a necessary first step in changing the way electricity is generated, used and paid for in a big part of Colorado.
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An electric-power giant is poised to fail 16.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A radical change could be coming to the way electric co-ops across the country do business.
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Work program trains unemployed oil and gas workers in solar technology 14.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
National rhetoric pits the two energy producers against each other. But in Delta County, one organization is specifically targeting unemployed coal miners in the hopes of transitioning them to the solar industry -- while leaving politics out of the conversation.
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Editorial: Green River nuclear plant is looking like a tough sell 13.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Environmentalists this week dropped their legal battle to kill a nuclear power plant in southeastern Utah. They didn’t change their minds about the plant. They just think it will die without their help, and it’s hard to disagree. It was always a long shot when Blue Castle Holdings announced with some fanfare years ago that it had a plan for a fission plant near the Green River in Emery County. The plant would need a lot of water from the river for cooling, so Blue Castle negotiated to buy wate... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Offshore wind farm to usher in era for industry 12.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Providence, R.I. • The nation’s first offshore wind farm is set to open off the coast of Rhode Island this fall, ushering in a new era in the U.S. for the industry. Developers, federal regulators and industry experts say the opening will move the U.S. industry from a theory to reality, paving the way for the construction of many more wind farms that will eventually provide power for many Americans. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island to power about ...
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In Uganda, solar power plant amid African bush inspires hope 9.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Soroti, Uganda • In this electricity-starved rural part of Uganda, men ride bicycles several kilometers (miles) to the nearest market town simply to charge their phones. That should change with the construction nearby of one of the largest solar plants in sub-Saharan Africa, where two-thirds of the population is without electricity and countries increasingly explore alternative sources of power. Frustrated by the slow pace of rural electrification in this East African country of 36 million peopl...
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Tesla, SolarCity tie up would create a one-stop-shop for clean energy 2.8.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Tesla said Monday it will buy solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. in an all-stock deal worth $2.6 billion. The deal must still be approved by the government and shareholders at both companies. It's expected to close in the fourth quarter if it goes through.
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Larry the Lobster, the famous crustacean spared from Florida boiling pot, dies 28.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida, but Maine officials say the crustacean didn't make it to retirement.
America’s overlooked renewable energy source: Water has surprisingly bright future 28.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Long before wind and solar, water was the nation's top renewable energy source. Going back some 100 years, the United States built enormous dams -- like the Depression-era Hoover Dam in Nevada -- to produce tremendous amounts of energy.
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Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push 26.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates • The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy. It is OPEC’s fourth biggest oil producer, after all, where gas guzzlers rule the road and the air conditioning is always on — not just at its indoor ski slope. Its oil output and fossil fuel-burning airlines are growing, and its per-capita carbon emissions rank among the world’s highest. Yet this federation of sheikhdoms on the Persia...
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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey 26.7.2016 Durango Herald
Solar Impulse 2 lands in Abu Dhabi, more than year after takeoff in first round-the-world flight powered by solar energy
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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey 26.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.
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Untangling a western Arizona power-line issue 25.7.2016 azcentral.com | business
A wildlife refuge or a small retirement town may become the home for new power line that connects Arizona to ...
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NREL installs fuel-efficient hybrid propulsion systems on second campus shuttle 19.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory last month installed its second fuel-efficient, hydraulic hybrid propulsion system on a passenger shuttle bus.
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Op-ed: Hatch questions program that helps fuel Utah's solar boom 17.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
If a government initiative helped Utah to launch thousands of new jobs, attract millions of dollars in new business and become a national leader in a fast-growing industry — all in less than seven years — would you consider it a success? In fact, that’s exactly what has happened since the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s “green energy” stimulus grants helped kick-start Utah’s unprecedented growth in solar energy, with additional state tax credits and business incentives causing tha...
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There’s no Brexit from our climate problems 14.7.2016 Writers on the Range
A rant against the mindless pleasure of simply smashing something to see what happens.
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Utah lawmakers take first step to have more say in plans for regional power grid 14.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah lawmakers began the process of drafting legislation that could allow them to block the state’s participation in California’s proposed regional electrical grid. After nearly two hours of testimony Wednesday, members of the Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Interim Committee said they will begin work on a bill to give the Utah Legislature the ability to weigh in on the California proposal to unify and oversee the power grid serving 11 Western states in order to cut electrical costs, imp...
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Lawmakers take first step to block Utah taking part in regional power grid 14.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah lawmakers began the process of drafting legislation that could block the state’s participation in California’s proposed regional electrical grid. After nearly two hours of testimony Wednesday, members of the Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Interim Committee said they will begin work on a bill to give the Utah legislature the ability to weigh in on the California proposal to unify and oversee 11 western states in order to cut electrical costs, improve efficiency and promote renewable... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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In a pledge for the planet, Salt Lake City vows to shift to all renewable energy, all the time by 2032 14.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Leaders pledged Wednesday to transition Salt Lake City all the way to renewable energy by 2032. By doing so, Mayor Jackie Biskupski said the city would become a national and global leader in combating climate change. The move also would improve air quality along the Wasatch Front. A second goal of the “Climate Positive” initiative is to reduce the production of greenhouse gases by 80 percent by 2040. Biskupski said there will be a reporting mechanism to track progress. “This is the most rapid tr...
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