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Week in review: March 24 24.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Keystone permit OK’d, Utah solar incentives rollback, and white nose in Texas; plus HCN reading recommendations.
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Southwestern utilities back down from rooftop solar fight 11.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Public support for rooftop solar has led to more moderate positions.
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RadioShack files for second bankruptcy in 2 years 9.3.2017 Denver Post: Business
RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over two years, putting the future of the nearly 100-year-old electronics retailer in doubt.
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Colorado’s solar power capacity jumped in 2016 9.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's solar power capacity shot up an impressive 70 percent in 2016, but the state still lost its top 10 ranking after U.S. solar capacity nearly doubled, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report out Thursday.
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13 futuristic solar-powered modular houses headed to compete in Denver 6.3.2017 Denver Post: Business
The teams behind 13 solar-powered houses to be built near the Denver International Airport have eight months to figure out how to get their supplies to the city. But their designs are in and ready for everyone to see. Check out a slideshow of the designs.
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State, industry groups warn of solar energy phone scams 6.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s booming market for residential solar panels has attracted the attention of many — including some who seek to take advantage of people. Solar-related phone scams have become more common over the past two months, according to Julie Price, with the Utah Department of Commerce. Since the department issued its first release about a solar-related phone scam in January, the number of complaints has climbed into the double-digits. That first complaint prompted Commerce to issue a warning about te...
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Op-ed: Let HOA residents join fully in the solar revolution 4.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As the manager of a Utah business, it’s very important to me that we do our part to help protect the health of our community. That’s one of the big reasons we at Mark Miller Subaru chose to invest in rooftop solar. As our Legislature discusses legislative solutions to our state’s most pressing problems, I am pleased to see that solar is on the agenda so that more Utah families and businesses can make the choice we made to invest in clean renewable energy. In 2015, we installed 675 solar panels ...
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Week in review: March 3 3.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Arizona’s solar fights, Nevada development and a jaguar spotting are among the stories grabbing HCN writers’ attention this week.
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Op-ed: Moab's all-renewable pledge is an act worth following 25.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Congratulations, Moab! Your City Council just voted to make you one of the first cities in the nation to run all of its domestic, commercial and government buildings on 100 percent renewable energy. With time, your resolution will help your community cut its total greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent. These are great goals, and necessary ones now that climate change is upon us. They’re also nearly identical to the goals passed by the Park City Council and our own Salt Lake City Council this pa...
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Nigerians starved of electricity turn to solar 21.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Johannesburg • The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options. The founders of Dutch company Lumos knew they could do better. In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours they offer enough solar power to light a house, cool a room with a fan and charge cell phones for about eight hours. Customers can even watch TV for a few hou...
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Utah homeowner associations may be forced to allow solar panels 17.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Lawmakers on Friday advanced a controversial bill to require, in most circumstances, homeowner associations (HOAs) to allow solar panels. The Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously to endorse SB154, and sent it to the full Senate for consideration. Its sponsor, Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, R-South Jordan, said the bill is a significant compromise from previous efforts, and gives HOAs more power to potentially ban solar panels. He said if an HOA already bans or restricts solar panels, those ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Rooftop solar tax credits will be phased-out under bill OK'd by House 14.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The House voted Monday to phase out tax credits for Utahns installing rooftop solar energy systems over the next four years. Representatives approved the policy change 60-14 and sent HB23 to the Senate. Currently, Utahns may seek tax credits of up to $2,000 for installing a residential solar system. The bill would limit that to $1,600 beginning in 2018, then ratchet down the amount yearly by $400 until it reaches zero by Dec. 31, 2021. That comes after runaway growth in solar installations in 20...
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Governors of red, blue states urge Trump to support clean energy 13.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A group of governors from both ends of the political spectrum are urging President Donald Trump to support renewable energy, saying the wind and solar industries are crucial economic engines for impoverished rural regions.
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Solar jobs in Utah growing twice as fast as rest of nation, report says 9.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
An unprecedented solar boom has been good to Utah businesses — the state’s solar industry grew at more than twice the national rate in 2016, according to a new report. Utah solar companies added more than 1,700 new jobs last year, according to the nonprofit Solar Foundation’s annual Solar Jobs Census — a nearly 65 percent increase over 2015. Nationwide, solar companies grew by an average of 25 percent. Andrea Luecke, the Washington, D.C.-based foundation’s president and executive director, said...
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Solar jobs growing rapidly in Utah, report says 8.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
An unprecedented solar boom has been good to Utah businesses — the state’s solar industry grew at more than twice the national rate in 2016, according to a new report. Utah solar companies added more than 1,700 new jobs last year, according to the nonprofit Solar Foundation’s annual Solar Jobs Census — a nearly 65 percent increase over 2015. Nationwide, solar companies grew by an average of 25 percent. Andrea Luecke, the Washington, D.C.-based foundation’s president and executive director, said...
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Utah now ranks 14th nationally in solar industry jobs 8.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A renewable energy group says the state of Utah now has more than 4,400 jobs in the solar industry. The Solar Foundation says that ranks 14th in the country and seventh nationwide on a per capita basis. The group said in its seventh annual National Solar Jobs Census released this week Utah added 1,729 solar industry jobs in 2016. That’s a 65 percent increase from the previous year. Solar Foundation President Andrea Luecke says all but six states reported an increase last year. Nationally, solar ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Hit-and-run driver hits transformer, knocks out power to two DIA hangers 7.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A suspected hit-and-run driver is in custody Tuesday morning after hitting a power transformer outside Denver International Airport and fleeing the scene, Denver Police said.
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Colorado ranks 10th in U.S. for solar jobs 7.2.2017 Denver Post: Business
The number of Coloradans employed in the solar energy industry increased by 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, and the state ranked 10th in the nation for the total number of solar jobs and 12th for its per capita concentration of solar industry jobs, according to the National Solar Jobs Census.
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Utah solar industry gives up fight over tax credit for rooftop installs 3.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
State lawmakers and officials from Utah’s solar industry have reached an agreement for phasing out tax credits for residents installing rooftop arrays, partly by increasing those incentives while they are still available. Many said they have mixed feelings about the compromise to eliminate the tax breaks by 2021, which emerged this week on Capitol Hill and is now headed to a House floor debate. In light of runaway growth in solar installations in 2016 that threatens to drain up to $60 million fr...
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Solar industry drops fight over tax credit 3.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
State lawmakers and officials from Utah’s solar industry have reached an agreement for phasing out tax credits for residents installing rooftop arrays, partly by increasing those incentives while they are still available. Many said they have mixed feelings about the compromise to eliminate the tax breaks by 2021, which emerged this week on Capitol Hill and is now headed to a House floor debate. In light of runaway growth in solar installations in 2016 that threatens to drain up to $60 million fr...
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