Utah News

The following news clips highlight Utah involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

December 24, 2013

Geothermal Power Plant Starts Operation in Utah

The 25 megawatt Cove Fort geothermal power plant in Cove Fort, Utah, was completed by Enel Cove Fort. More

July 10, 2013

Land Order Facilitates Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that new mining claims would be withdrawn from 303,900 acres of land within 17 Solar Energy Zones in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. More

October 24, 2012

Report: Utility Efficiency Could Save Southwest Consumers $20 Billion

Expanded energy efficiency programs from utilities in six Southwestern states could save consumers $20 billion by 2020, according to a new study by the Colorado-based public interest group Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. More

October 17, 2012

Interior Department Approves Solar Energy Zones on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has finalized a program to spur development of solar energy on public lands in six Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. More

July 25, 2012

Administration Maps Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Energy Department, will publish the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for solar energy development in six southwestern states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. More

March 23, 2011

BLM Lists 2011 Priority Renewable Energy Projects

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced its 2011 list of 19 priority projects for developing renewable energy on national public lands. The priority list includes nine solar projects, five wind projects, and five geothermal projects throughout the western United States. More

January 5, 2011

DOE and DOI Propose Solar Energy Zones in Six Western States

DOE and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) have announced a comprehensive environmental analysis that identifies proposed "solar energy zones" on public lands in six Western states that are most suitable for environmentally sound, utility-scale solar energy production. More

October 20, 2010

2010 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Scorecard Cites State Leaders

The nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, showing California and Massachusetts lead all states while overall efficiency budgets have nearly doubled since 2007. More

November 4, 2009

DOE Delivers $38 Million to Four States for Clean Energy

DOE has granted more than $38 million in Recovery Act funds to Alaska, Kansas, Utah, and West Virginia to support each state's energy efficiency priorities. The awards are part of DOE's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. More

July 1, 2009

DOE Awards $454 Million for Clean Energy in 18 States

The states of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington. and West Virginia have received $454 million in Recovery Act funds through DOE's State Energy Program. More

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