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Environews: Clean energy future for Utah?

By Amy Brunvand

In 2008 the Utah Legislature established a goal for 20% of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2025.

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However, the Utah Chapter Sierra Club reports that Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) is proposing a long-term plan that includes no significant utility investment in geothermal, hydropower, solar or wind power generation facilities in Utah.

The Utah Legislature needs to hear from citizens who support the original goal to shift to renewable energy in order to promote clean energy jobs, improve air quality and help mitigate the effects of climate change.

Utah Chapter Sierra Club: Utah.SierraClub.org

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This article was originally published on December 3, 2015.