ENERGY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ENERGY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: No depleted uranium in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58322254-82/utah-waste-depleted-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58322254-82/utah-waste-depleted-energy.html.csp">Letter: No depleted uranium in Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T17:47:01.694-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The citizens of Utah have fended off attempts by the likes of Energy Solutions to store radioactive waste in Utah several times. Now, they want to bring 800,000 tons of depleted uranium to Utah for burial. Our Legislature banned radioactive waste that would have posed a hazard for several hundred years. This latest material becomes deadlier each year for up to 2 million years. But a study says the waste is safe. Who paid for the study? Energy Solutions. In a few weeks the state of Utah will anno...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58322254@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT Investing: How to fit a wind farm into your portfolio http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250963-79/power-energy-projects-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250963-79/power-energy-projects-companies.html.csp">Investing: How to fit a wind farm into your portfolio</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T14:20:01.605-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 02:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn’t exactly vast. Energy companies are wrapping renewable energy projects and other power-related assets that generate steady cash into new companies they hope attract investors hunting for dividends. In an unfortunate victory for corporate speak, they are called yieldcos. They’re the electric power industry’s answer to real estate investment trusts, which distribute rental income to investors, and master limited...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582509632014-08-22T14:20:01.605-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T14:20:01.605-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250963@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:20:01 MDT Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325392-79/gas-china-carbon-coal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325392-79/gas-china-carbon-coal.html.csp">Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JACK CHANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T11:06:02.822-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 11:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hexigten, China • Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away. This is the first of more than 60 coal-to-gas plants China wants to build, mostly in remote parts of the country where ethnic minorities have farmed and herded for centur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583253922014-08-22T11:06:02.822-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T11:06:02.822-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325392@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:06:02 MDT Dynegy to spend $6.25B buying power plants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325273-79/dynegy-energy-plants-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325273-79/dynegy-energy-plants-billion.html.csp">Dynegy to spend $6.25B buying power plants</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T09:30:02.046-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 09:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners. Shares of the Houston power producer soared Friday before markets opened and after it announced the deals. The company plans to spend $2.8 billion on Duke’s retail business and ownership interest in several plants and $3.45 billion for assets of Energy Capital Partners, or ECP. The deal will add about 12,500 megawatts of coal and gas generation and expand D...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583252732014-08-22T09:30:02.046-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T09:30:02.046-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325273@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:30:02 MDT Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325206-79/interest-rates-yellen-speech.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325206-79/interest-rates-yellen-speech.html.csp">Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN SWEET</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T09:12:01.966-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 09:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Stocks were little changed Friday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the nation’s most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months. KEEPING SCORE: All three major U.S. indexes were moving between small gains and losses in the first hour of trading. The Dow Jones industrial average was down a point at 17,037 as of 8:26 a.m. Mountain. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down a point to 1,991 and the Nas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583252062014-08-22T09:12:01.966-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T09:12:01.966-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325206@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:12:01 MDT Letter: No such thing as multiple use http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319244-82/endangered-multiple-nature-plants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319244-82/endangered-multiple-nature-plants.html.csp">Letter: No such thing as multiple use</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:33:02.56-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his recent op-ed (“Why we didn’t list beardtongues as endangered plants,” Aug. 15), Michael Thabault attempts to justify the decision by his employer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to withdraw its proposal to protect two rare flowers under the Endangered Species Act and to substitute it with a voluntary conservation agreement instead. Under this proposal, the Graham’s and White River beardtongues, also known as penstemon, will be subject to the same “surface-disturbing activities” that ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319244@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:33:02 MDT Deal protects land near Book Cliffs, allows other drilling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58309576-90/tribe-creek-hill-development.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58309576-90/tribe-creek-hill-development.html.csp">Deal protects land near Book Cliffs, allows other drilling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T10:55:53.037-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A long-awaited deal will protect remote southern reaches of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation from development and, at the same time, let the tribe and state partner on oil and gas ventures to the north. While the arrangement was spearheaded by pro-drilling members of Utah’s congressional delegation, environmentalists found much to praise because the agreement safeguards parts of the scenic Book Cliffs inside the reservation from industrial development. Ute tribal leaders plan a Wednesday ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309576@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:55:53 MDT In Idaho, energy secretary pushes for nuclear power http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318931-79/energy-idaho-nuclear-moniz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318931-79/energy-idaho-nuclear-moniz.html.csp">In Idaho, energy secretary pushes for nuclear power</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIMBERLEE KRUESI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:17:48.179-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Idaho Falls • U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming. Moniz stopped to speak in Idaho Falls on Wednesday at the inaugural Intermountain Energy Summit as part of his weeklong tour throughout the West. Idaho’s Republican congressmen Jim Risch, Mike Crapo and Mike Simpson also spoke during the conference. “The predictions ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583189312014-08-20T19:17:48.179-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T19:17:48.179-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318931@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:17:48 MDT Most federal oil and leases in Utah go unsold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309369-78/parcels-oil-sale-bid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309369-78/parcels-oil-sale-bid.html.csp">Most federal oil and leases in Utah go unsold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:23:26.63-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal oil and gas lease auction was a bit of a bust Tuesday: Only two parcels fetched the minimum bid. The Bureau of Land Management tried to auction 22 parcels totaling 39,000 acres in Tooele and Juab counties. But with a $2-an-acre minimum bid, only seven bidders were present. Two paid $33,000 for two parcels covering 2,063 acres — 5 percent of the total offered. The sold leases are around Hop Creek, seven miles east of Nephi in the morning shadows of Mount Nebo. LT Land Group LLC of Salt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309369@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:23:26 MDT Australia may cut renewables as solar project falters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309461-79/energy-solar-project-australia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309461-79/energy-solar-project-australia.html.csp">Australia may cut renewables as solar project falters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Iain Wilson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T12:10:01.908-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 12:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • Plans to build the world’s largest solar power plant of its kind have been scrapped in Australia after the developers questioned the government’s commitment to clean energy. Solar Systems said it suspended plans for a 100-megawatt plant in the Australian state of Victoria. The plant, which would have used concentrating photovoltaic technology to intensify the power of the sun, would have been three times larger than any currently commissioned projects, according to data compiled by Bloom...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309461@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:10:01 MDT Solar plants are scorching, killing birds in mid-air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58309350-68/birds-solar-plant-california.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58309350-68/birds-solar-plant-california.html.csp">Solar plants are scorching, killing birds in mid-air</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN LOCHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T13:34:42.079-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ivanpah Dry Lake, Calif. • Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one “streamer” every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator’s application to build a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583093502014-08-18T13:34:42.079-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T13:34:42.079-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309350@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:34:42 MDT Reasons differ, but Wyoming and China agree on cutting CO2 from coal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304490-68/china-coal-wyoming-carbon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304490-68/china-coal-wyoming-carbon.html.csp">Reasons differ, but Wyoming and China agree on cutting CO2 from coal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dustin Bleizeffer</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Wyofile.com</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T22:22:54.683-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 10:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Casper, Wyo. • Four Wyoming lawmakers came away from a recent trip to China with a deeper perspective on China’s CO2 emissions policy, and what it means to Wyoming’s coal industry. For some of the lawmakers, it’s a perspective that runs counter to the assumption behind a long-standing political dogma among Wyoming leaders. The dogma is simple: China isn’t cutting CO2 emissions, so why should we?: “There is a sense here (in Wyoming) that they (China) just don’t care, and they’re going to develop...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304490@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:22:54 MDT Op-ed: Why we didn’t list beardtongues as endangered plants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293647-82/utah-conservation-esa-lands.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293647-82/utah-conservation-esa-lands.html.csp">Op-ed: Why we didn’t list beardtongues as endangered plants</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael Thabault</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:23:02.504-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with support from the states of Utah and Colorado, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and many others, withdrew a proposal to list Graham’s beardtongue and White River beardtongue wildflowers under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Although an ESA listing provides protections to plants that are in danger of or threatened with extinction, in some cases the best conservation occurs when multiple partners work together to protect a species on federal,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293647@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:23:02 MDT Coca-Cola bets on energy drinks, buys Monster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298443-79/monster-coca-cola-drinks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298443-79/monster-coca-cola-drinks.html.csp">Coca-Cola bets on energy drinks, buys Monster</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T17:03:01.789-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world’s biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday it will also place two directors on Monster’s board as part of the deal. Analysts had suggested for some time that Coca-Cola might acquire Monster at a time when its flagship soda business is flagging in developed markets such as the United States. Monster Beverage Corp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582984432014-08-14T17:03:01.789-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T17:03:01.789-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298443@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:03:01 MDT Mexico: State firm gets 83 percent of oil reserves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58294050-79/pemex-oil-mexico-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58294050-79/pemex-oil-mexico-percent.html.csp">Mexico: State firm gets 83 percent of oil reserves</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T12:30:02.912-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mexico City • Mexico’s state-owned oil company will retain rights to exploit 83 percent of the country’s proven and probable reserves under the newly enacted opening of the energy business, although the company will form alliances with private firms in some of those fields, the government announced Wednesday. The allocation given to Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, will equal about 2.5 million barrels of oil a day for 20.5 years, Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said. “This guarantees that ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582940502014-08-14T12:30:02.912-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T12:30:02.912-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294050@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:30:02 MDT Letter: Utah could be an energy innovator if leaders wanted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58285444-82/solar-energy-utah-leadership.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58285444-82/solar-energy-utah-leadership.html.csp">Letter: Utah could be an energy innovator if leaders wanted</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:41:19.734-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The other day I noticed a small note in the Tribune that Wyoming has given approval to a wind farm. Evidently, the Industrial Siting Council of Wyoming had the good sense and mind you, without a single negative vote, to give approval to a 1,000-turbine wind farm that will produce enough energy to power 1 million homes. Yes, that is one million! I also read Andrea Brunelle’s column (“Just pay the fee and go solar,” August 10) describing her venture into solar energy and the good fortune she had i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285444@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:41:19 MDT Top federal officials discuss energy development in Southwest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58286295-68/energy-development-jewell-needs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58286295-68/energy-development-jewell-needs.html.csp">Top federal officials discuss energy development in Southwest</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T21:29:34.06-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Santa Fe, N.M. • The potential for renewable energy development in the Southwest is tremendous, but two top officials in President Barack Obama’s administration said Monday much work needs to be done to meet the challenges of exporting that power to market. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz were among dozens of state and tribal officials who met in Santa Fe as part of the administration’s effort to develop recommendations regarding the transmission, storage and d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582862952014-08-11T21:29:34.06-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T21:29:34.06-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58286295@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:29:34 MDT Feds talk about energy development in Southwest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285113-79/energy-development-needs-jewell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285113-79/energy-development-needs-jewell.html.csp">Feds talk about energy development in Southwest</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T15:22:50.261-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 03:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Santa Fe, N.M. • The potential for renewable energy development in the Southwest is tremendous, but two top officials in President Barack Obama’s administration said Monday much work needs to be done to meet the challenges of exporting that power to market. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz were among dozens of state and tribal officials who met in Santa Fe as part of the administration’s effort to develop recommendations regarding the transmission, storage and di...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582851132014-08-11T15:22:50.261-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T15:22:50.261-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285113@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:22:50 MDT Kinder Morgan to combine its family of companies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284358-79/kinder-morgan-companies-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284358-79/kinder-morgan-companies-energy.html.csp">Kinder Morgan to combine its family of companies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T10:11:01.92-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 10:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The group of oil and gas pipeline and storage companies controlled by Kinder Morgan but traded separately will combine and become the 4th biggest U.S. energy company by market value. 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