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How Utah is doing with its ‘first of its kind’ plan for net-100% renewable energy

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

By Kyle Dunphy

Utah Climate Week kicked off on Monday with an optimistic update on how communities in the Beehive State are faring in their goal to procure net-100% renewable energy by 2030.

Photo of solar panel array in desert with mountains in background.
Photo by Spencer Heaps, Deseret News

The details are still shaky, but the overall goal is clear: combine the purchasing power of over a dozen communities, with help from Rocky Mountain Power, to promote new renewable energy sources that by 2030 will offset what they use each year.

Dubbed the community renewable energy program, the goal was set in motion in 2019 with the passage of HB411, which created an avenue to allow communities within Rocky Mountain Power’s service area to opt into the plan.

Read the full article from the Deseret News here.

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