Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune    10/23/2009
Coal truck leaves the coal-fired Hunter Power Plant just south of Castle Dale after making a delivery. Plants like Hunter would have faced restrictions under the Clean Power Plan, but the U.S. Supreme Court has limited EPA's power to regulate the carbon production that causes climate change.

Utah lauds, environmentalists lament Supreme Court for limiting EPA on clean power

By Tim Fitzpatrick | June 30, 2022, 11:30 p.m.

(The Salt Lake Tribune) Deseret Power's Bonanza Power Plant near Vernal is the largest source of electricity for six rural electricity cooperatives. Despite having adequate resources for its customers, Deseret is advising the co-ops that Western demands on power this summer could produce rolling outages.

Rolling blackouts could come to parts of southern Utah this summer. What about other areas?

By Tim Fitzpatrick | June 28, 2022, 12:45 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Cars charge at the electric vehicle charging station at Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway on Monday, June 20, 2022. Utah's plans to build out its electric-vehicle charging network are moving into high gear.

Watts in the wild: Utah has plans for electrifying its scenic highways

By Tim Fitzpatrick | June 24, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Wind turbines rotate amid solar panels north of Milford on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Eighteen Utah communities have opted into a state agency that will accelerate conversion to renewable electricity for their residents.

See which 18 Utah communities are taking the lead on clean electricity

By Tim Fitzpatrick | June 15, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Electric Power Systems) Logan headquarters for Electric Power Systems is shown in this photo provided by the company. EPS plans to build a new 700,0000-square-foot facility in the Cache Valley.

Flying cars? See how this Utah company will help them take off.

By Tim Fitzpatrick | June 13, 2022, 6:44 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) There are more vehicles than ever on Utah roads, most of which are traditional, gas-powered models.

Booming Utah is adding vehicles faster than it is adding people

By Tim Fitzpatrick | June 10, 2022, 12:55 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP) Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Copper Mine is shown in May. The company is planning a 5,000-megawatt solar farm just below the mouth of the canyon.

See where Rio Tinto is building a solar farm and why it’s getting a break on fees

By Tim Fitzpatrick | June 8, 2022, 1:02 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) New electric vehicles are expensive, but there are quite a few older electric cars for sale, some under $10,000.

Think you can’t afford an electric car? Think again.

By Tim Fitzpatrick | June 3, 2022, 12:49 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Heat pumps like this Mitsubishi unit are changing the options for heating Utah homes.

So how do heat pumps stack up against gas furnaces, swamp coolers and air conditioners?

By Tim Fitzpatrick | May 28, 2022, 2:24 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Roger Graham reaches up to feel the flow of hot air coming from the electrical heat pump system in his Hooper home on Friday, April 29, 2022.

Why more Utahns are turning to heat pumps. Should you?

By Tim Fitzpatrick | May 27, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Valarie Williams with her dog, Ellie Mae Noodle, at the all-electric apartment building Project Open in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Williams says she wanted to live in an emission-free building to reflect her beliefs.

All-electric homes in Utah: It’s getting easier to douse the fire and embrace the wire

By Tim Fitzpatrick | May 26, 2022, 12:51 p.m.

(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Huntington coal-fired power plant owned by Rocky Mountain Power is shown in 2011. An Illinois study found Utah has the lowest electricity costs in the country, but it is more dependent on fossil fuels than most states.

Utah has the nation’s cheapest electricity, but it’s not very climate-friendly

By Tim Fitzpatrick | May 24, 2022, 1:43 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Taylor Randall addresses the crowd during his inauguration March 23, 2022. Randall told The Tribune editorial board the school is still going forward with a plan to divest fossil fuel holdings from its $1 billion endowment, but it would be at least another year before it happens.

U. of U. may dump oil and gas stocks, but it will take at least a year. Why the wait?

By Tim Fitzpatrick | May 14, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox activates machinery at an event announcing that Rio Tinto has started producing tellurium at its Kennecott copper operation, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

How Kennecott’s Utah copper mine may be key to our solar future

By Tim Fitzpatrick | May 16, 2022, 10:43 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Wind turbines, solar panels and hog farms north of Milford on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Utah unveiled its new energy plan, and it may lead to the state setting new goals for clean energy.

Utah lags behind others in clean energy goal. Is that about to change?

By Tim Fitzpatrick | May 16, 2022, 10:42 p.m.

Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune

The Intermountain Power Plant, shown here in 2013, will be converting from burning coal to eventually burning green hydrogen. The hydrogen will be stored in a massive salt cave under the plant. The project received a big boost this week with conditional approval for a $504 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Plan to fill giant Utah caves with hydrogen gets $504M federal boost

By Tim Fitzpatrick | April 29, 2022, 12:48 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Renerable Innovations CEO Robert L. Mount demonstrates a mobile electric vehicle charging trailer at the company's facility in American Fork, Friday, April 15, 2022. Using hydrogen as a fuel source, the unit can provide charging in places away from the electric grid.

Could a ‘hydrogen hub’ energize Utah and the West to a cleaner future?

By Tim Fitzpatrick | May 16, 2022, 10:42 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Wells at Trans-Jordan Landfill capture methane gas from rotting waste in the landfill and use it to produce electricity in South Jordan on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

Climate-minded Utah gas customers now can pay to remove as much carbon as they generate

By Tim Fitzpatrick | March 24, 2022, 3:16 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Tim Fitzpatrick.

Renewable energy is climate change’s solution story, and I’m covering it for The Tribune

By Tim Fitzpatrick | March 21, 2022, 3:31 p.m.

(Melissa Majchrzak | Primary Children’s Hospital) Dr. Andrew Pavia, a pediatric epidemiologist at Primary Children’s Hospital, examines where a child received a COVID-19 vaccination on Nov. 5, 2021. Salt Lake Tribune readers selected his as Utahn of the Year for 2021 in an unscientific survey.

Doctor promoting child vaccinations wins reader poll for Utahn of the Year

By Tim Fitzpatrick | December 25, 2021, 3:21 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Persisting drought conditions in Utah and the west continue to drop the lake levels of the Great Salt Lake to historic lows, receding the waters edge further as seen on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2021.

Tell us who should be The Salt Lake Tribune’s Utahn of the Year for 2021

By Tim Fitzpatrick | December 20, 2021, 4:58 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Christy Danielson tests patients for Covid-19 at the Intermountain Healthcare Cottonwood InstaCare on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. This year's slate of Utahn of the Year nominees is dominated by the pandemic's grip.

Whom would you choose for Utahn of the Year?

By Tim Fitzpatrick | December 18, 2020, 8:05 p.m.

Terms of Service

By Tim Fitzpatrick | September 23, 2020, 11:21 p.m.


Tell us who should be 2019’s Utahn of the Year

By Tim Fitzpatrick | December 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m.


Here are the nuts and bolts of our new digital subscriptions

By Tim Fitzpatrick | February 1, 2018, 5:09 p.m.