Provo Mayor Jon Curtis threatened a veto after the Provo City Council voted to add a capacity charge to rooftop solar systems that would have made the cost of energy from rooftop solar impractical. Environmental advocacy group HEAL Utah says the City Council considered cost-analysis of adding solar energy to the grid, but none of the benefits.
HEAL credits local solar activists for helping to defeat the bad policy and re-open the conversation, calling it a “small but important fight.”
HEAL Utah: healutah.org
Amy Brunvand is an academic librarian who currently works in the University of Utah Sustainability Office, coordinating sustainability education, research and initiatives at the University.