UTILITY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/UTILITY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: SB208 would weaken law that protects power consumers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57602126-82/bill-power-public-pacificorp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57602126-82/bill-power-public-pacificorp.html.csp">Letter: SB208 would weaken law that protects power consumers</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T01:01:03.847-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah legislators are considering a bill that would put profits for electric utility stockholders ahead of the public good. Senate Bill 208, sponsored by Curtis Bramble, removes from current law the criterion that “public policy is best served” when setting guidelines for metering renewable energy produced by private citizens (“Utah bill to impose fees on solar power users advances,” Tribune, Feb. 24). The bill adds a provision allowing the utility — in this case Rocky Mountain Power / PacifiCorp...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57602126@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Op-ed: Give solar energy a fair chance in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57579507-82/solar-energy-choice-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57579507-82/solar-energy-choice-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Give solar energy a fair chance in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Barry Goldwater Jr.</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T01:01:08.255-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Barry Goldwater Jr. The utility monopoly assault on solar energy is spreading from state to state, and Utah appears to be next. On Feb. 1, The Salt Lake Tribune published an editorial, “Rates should be fair, and green.” The arguments for a tax on solar energy sound very much like what utility monopoly Arizona Public Service (APS) is saying in Arizona. My name is Barry Goldwater Jr. and I am Co-Chairman of TUSK, which stands for Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed. Just as my father stood ...</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> 57579507@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:01:08 MDT