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: Rocky Mountain clouds my Blue Sky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215495-82/rmp-energy-solar-blue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215495-82/rmp-energy-solar-blue.html.csp">Letter: Rocky Mountain clouds my Blue Sky</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:10:01.707-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rocky Mountain Power must be joking. I just received an email from RMP informing me that “if everyone enrolled in our Blue Sky renewable energy program, we could support enough renewable energy to have an equivalent impact of avoiding over 7 million tons of CO2 in one year.” RMP then asks me to spend at least $1.95 a month (“You choose your participation level”) to enroll in the program to purchase wind power. Hmmm. Let me see. I am a consumer who paid $25,000 two years ago to install rooftop so...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58215495@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Price of oil rises on sharp drop in U.S. supplies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216660-79/oil-supplies-cents-rose.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216660-79/oil-supplies-cents-rose.html.csp">Price of oil rises on sharp drop in U.S. supplies</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T15:14:01.938-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 03:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The price of oil rose Wednesday after the government reported U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected. The benchmark U.S. oil contract for September delivery gained 73 cents to $103.12 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for September delivery, a benchmark for international oils, rose 70 cents to $108.03 on the ICE Futures exchange in London. The Energy Department reported that U.S. oil supplies fell by 4 million barrels last week, a sharper decline than the 2.6 million b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582166602014-07-23T15:14:01.938-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T15:14:01.938-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216660@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:14:01 MDT Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198733-79/oil-energy-offshore-cannons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198733-79/oil-energy-offshore-cannons.html.csp">Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON DEAREN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T14:18:02.13-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 02:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Augustine Beach, Fla. • The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact as well as the long-term implications of oil development. The cannons fill waters shared by whales and turtles with soun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581987332014-07-18T14:18:02.13-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T14:18:02.13-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198733@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:18:02 MDT Price of oil rises above $103 on geopolitical turmoil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194039-79/oil-close-geopolitical-crude.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194039-79/oil-close-geopolitical-crude.html.csp">Price of oil rises above $103 on geopolitical turmoil</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T17:43:12.723-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 05:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The price of oil rose 2 percent Thursday on lower U.S. inventories and concerns that geopolitical tensions could disrupt global supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.99 to close at $103.19 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Wednesday, the Nymex contract added $1.24 to close at $101.20. Brent crude for September delivery, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, rose 72 cents to close at $107.89 on the ICE Futures exchange in London. A se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581940392014-07-17T17:43:12.723-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T17:43:12.723-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194039@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:43:12 MDT U.S., Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58191710-68/russian-russia-ukraine-sanctions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58191710-68/russian-russia-ukraine-sanctions.html.csp">U.S., Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T20:07:20.24-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 08:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their actions supporting rebels “have consequences.” Though the American and European sanctions were coordinated, they nonetheless exposed fissures in what the West has tried to project as a united front in its months-long effort to isolate Russian President Vladimir Putin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581917102014-07-16T20:07:20.24-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T20:07:20.24-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191710@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:07:20 MDT Oil price rises after China growth ticks higher http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190229-79/oil-crude-rose-china.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190229-79/oil-crude-rose-china.html.csp">Oil price rises after China growth ticks higher</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T17:58:40.311-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 05:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oil prices rose Wednesday on a large drain in U.S. oil inventories and a slight improvement in economic growth in China. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.24 to close at $101.20 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Tuesday, the Nymex contract dipped below $100 per barrel for the first time since May. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, fell 17 cents to $105.85 on the ICE exchange in London on the last day for the August contrac...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581902292014-07-16T17:58:40.311-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T17:58:40.311-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190229@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:58:40 MDT Letter: Fee not fair to solar producers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182956-82/power-utah-coal-electricity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182956-82/power-utah-coal-electricity.html.csp">Letter: Fee not fair to solar producers</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T09:05:02.644-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah legislators don’t like the 2,000 Utah households like mine that have roof top solar power plants. That’s because Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) lobbyists are so generous with their political contributions. By owning coal mines and power plants, RMP is able sell power very cheaply, a win for Utah consumers and for them. Until the coal runs out. What about the nagging problem of the air pollution and global warming caused by burning said cheap coal? Also, we should consider the new jobs and th...</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> 58182956@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:05:02 MDT Oil slips to near $100 despite turmoil in Libya http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58186159-79/oil-crude-libya-cents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58186159-79/oil-crude-libya-cents.html.csp">Oil slips to near $100 despite turmoil in Libya</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T09:03:02.273-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The downward drift of oil prices continued Tuesday with the benchmark rate down near $100 a barrel even as the deteriorating security situation in Libya has raised questions over the restoration of crude exports. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 71 cents to $100.20 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Nymex contract gained 8 cents to $100.91 on Monday after shedding 3.1 percent last week. Brent crude, a benchmark f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581861592014-07-15T09:03:02.273-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T09:03:02.273-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186159@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:03:02 MDT Chinese officials will buy more electric cars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58179347-79/cars-electric-energy-vehicles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58179347-79/cars-electric-energy-vehicles.html.csp">Chinese officials will buy more electric cars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T09:43:01.82-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of “new energy vehicles,” China’s official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market. A joint plan from five government ministries and departments calls for about a third of cars bought for state use from 2014 to 2016 to rely on clean energy, and the percentage will be raised year by year after that, the Xinhua News Agency said...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581793472014-07-13T09:43:01.82-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T09:43:01.82-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58179347@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:43:01 MDT Op-ed: Carbon tax provides market-based solution to climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170860-82/carbon-fee-dividend-climate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170860-82/carbon-fee-dividend-climate.html.csp">Op-ed: Carbon tax provides market-based solution to climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By David Folland</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T17:20:02.296-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Imagine receiving a check for $390 each month, deposited directly into your checking account, through no effort of yours except that you had previously voted for visionary members of Congress. Indeed that is what a family of 4 would receive if carbon fee and dividend legislation were to be enacted by the Congress, according to a new study by the highly-respected economic analysis firm REMI (Regional Economic Models, Inc.). The study was commissioned by Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). Last week 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> 58170860@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:20:02 MDT Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173727-68/solar-panels-brusaw-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173727-68/solar-panels-brusaw-energy.html.csp">Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T14:37:07.964-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 02:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Spokane, Wash. • The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate electricity. “We need to rebuild our infrastructure,” said Brusaw, the head of Solar Roadways, based in Sandpoint, Idaho, about 90 miles...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581737272014-07-11T14:37:07.964-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T14:37:07.964-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173727@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:37:07 MDT Crumbling roads, bridges slow U.S. energy boom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173847-79/texas-road-oil-roads.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173847-79/texas-road-oil-roads.html.csp">Crumbling roads, bridges slow U.S. energy boom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Dan Murtaugh</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T10:45:01.63-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 10:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston - The road to U.S. energy security is often unpaved. In southern Texas and North Dakota, where shale drilling has propelled U.S. oil production to the highest level in 28 years, thousands of 18-wheel trucks are rumbling to wells on roads designed decades ago for farmers to bring crops to markets. Road closures have slowed output, with diverted traffic increasing accidents, as Texas seeks $1 billion to maintain roads in the oil belt. With the United States projected to be energy self-suff...</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> 58173847@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:45:01 MDT Murray Energy accuses Illinois rival of double-cross http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58165410-79/murray-williamson-energy-coal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58165410-79/murray-williamson-energy-coal.html.csp">Murray Energy accuses Illinois rival of double-cross</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM SUHR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T13:09:06.004-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A leading U.S. coal company is suing a rival with which it shared confidential business plans during a deal that later fizzled, saying the competitor used the proprietary details to buy up land in southern Illinois to thwart the accuser’s expansion plans. Murray Energy Corp., a privately held Ohio-based company with operations in Utah, alleges in a lawsuit Saline County, Illinois, that Williamson Energy LLC breached terms of a confidentiality agreement in 2008 when Murray was trying to sell it o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581654102014-07-09T13:09:06.004-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T13:09:06.004-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165410@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:09:06 MDT Oil down closer to $103 on increased Libya supplies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58165145-79/oil-crude-libya-cents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58165145-79/oil-crude-libya-cents.html.csp">Oil down closer to $103 on increased Libya supplies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T09:04:02.432-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 09:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oil prices inched down toward $103 a barrel Wednesday as supply concerns dissipated and investors awaited the release of figures on U.S. stockpiles of crude and refined fuels that will be a key indicator of demand. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 11 cents at $103.29 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Tuesday, the Nymex contract fell 13 cents. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was down 15 cents to $...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581651452014-07-09T09:04:02.432-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T09:04:02.432-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165145@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:04:02 MDT Oil slips closer to $103 as supply fears recede http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58162451-79/crude-oil-fell-cents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58162451-79/crude-oil-fell-cents.html.csp">Oil slips closer to $103 as supply fears recede</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T16:33:02.122-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The price of oil slipped closer to $103 a barrel Tuesday as concerns about supply disruptions continued to fade. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery fell 13 cents to close at $103.40 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, fell $1.30 to close at $108.94 on the ICE Futures exchange in London. Oil has been falling steadily since it hit a 10-month closing high of $107.26 on June 20 as the Iraqi government has s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581624512014-07-08T16:33:02.122-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T16:33:02.122-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58162451@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:33:02 MDT University of Utah scientists closer to pinpointing origin of cosmic rays http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58157005-78/rays-energy-cosmic-ultrahigh.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58157005-78/rays-energy-cosmic-ultrahigh.html.csp">University of Utah scientists closer to pinpointing origin of cosmic rays</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheena McFarland</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T08:02:23.161-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 08:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Scientists at the University of Utah have taken an important step toward understanding where ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays come from and how they become so charged. The U.’s $25 million Telescope Array in the desert near Delta points to a “hot spot” just below the Big Dipper as the possible mysterious source of the rays, which are the highest-energy particles in the universe. “We can’t say we’ve found the answer, but believe me, this is a major step on the way,” said Gordon Thomson, professor of...</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> 58157005@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:02:23 MDT Senate majority could hinge on the sage grouse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152075-68/bird-grouse-federal-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152075-68/bird-grouse-federal-government.html.csp">Senate majority could hinge on the sage grouse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T19:54:01.946-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November. The federal government is considering listing the greater sage grouse as an endangered species next year. Doing so could limit development, energy exploration, hunting and ranching on the 165 million acres of the bird’s habitat across 11 Western states. Apart from the potential economic disruption, which some officials in Western stat...</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> 58152075@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 19:54:01 MDT Gross: North Carolina an environmental nightmare, except solar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58145835-82/energy-carolina-north-solar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58145835-82/energy-carolina-north-solar.html.csp">Gross: North Carolina an environmental nightmare, except solar</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Daniel Gross</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T07:29:40.833-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 07:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">North Carolina has been something of a progressive nightmare lately. The Tea Party takeover of the legislature and draconian cuts in welfare spending have inspired the long-running Moral Monday protests. The story on energy and climate change hasn’t been much better. Gov. Pat McCrory, R, is a former employee of Duke Energy, the utility responsible for this year’s horrific coal ash spills. When a state study suggested rising seas would leave the Outer Banks underwater in a few decades, the state’...</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> 58145835@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:29:40 MDT 32 states trail U.S. as a whole in job recovery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58142768-79/jobs-recession-states-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58142768-79/jobs-recession-states-percent.html.csp">32 states trail U.S. as a whole in job recovery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL WISEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T17:17:26.428-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 05:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has. In May, the overall economy finally recovered all 9 million jobs that vanished in the worst downturn since the 1930s. Another month of solid hiring is expected in the U.S. jobs report for June that will be released Thursday. After suffering less than most states during the recession, Utah also has rebounded faster than most. The sta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581427682014-07-02T17:17:26.428-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T17:17:26.428-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142768@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:17:26 MDT Norwegian firms to build wind farm off UK coast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58142198-79/energy-build-coast-farm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58142198-79/energy-build-coast-farm.html.csp">Norwegian firms to build wind farm off UK coast</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T09:27:02.147-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Norwegian energy companies Statoil and Statkraft have announced plans to build a wind farm off the British coast in a $2.4 billion investment, expected to be completed in 2017. Statoil, the operator of the Dudgeon offshore project, says construction of the 67 turbines will begin in 2016. With a total generation capacity of 402 MW, they will provide energy for some 410,000 households. British energy minister Michael Fallon welcomed the project, saying Britain had already “attracted 34 billion pou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581421982014-07-02T09:27:02.147-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T09:27:02.147-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142198@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:27:02 MDT