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Environews: Solar wins in Provo

By Amy Brunvand

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.

This article was originally published on November 3, 2016.