New report: energy worth $21 billion to Utah economy [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following:* For Immediate Release Thurs., May 21, 2015 Contacts: Aimee Edwards, Public Information Officer Governor’s Office (801) 755-3085 – edwards@utah.gov Jeffrey Barrett, Deputy Director Governor’s Office of Energy Development (801) 739-5191 – jhbarrett@utah.gov New report: energy worth $21 billion to Utah economy The Governor’s Office of Energy Development shared a new study, produced by Applied Analysis, with Energy Summit attendees SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Gary R. Herbert released details of a new report showing Utah’s energy sector represents $20.9 billion in economic activity for the state,…

Planned “Step in” and Energy Gateway

In the recent FERC complaint Sage Grouse Energy Project, LLC (SGEP) focuses on the unfair treatment and practices that PacifiCorp is using against the wind farm companies that are not part of their overall plan to own the wind farm. PacifiCorp has skillfully and purposefully circumvented the Commission and regulatory authority to push forward small generators that it intends to takeover[1] by collaborating with shills, masking as independent Interconnection Customers and QF Owners, using PURPA, a federal mandate, to aid in advancing schemes designed to put right back into the…

It’s Time for Utah to Rethink Gas Taxes, Not Raise Them

As the legislative session is set to begin, one of the biggest rumblings coming out of the legislature have been around increasing gasoline taxes and/or indexing future gas taxes to gas prices. While there is definitely a case to be made for increasing the funding for our roads, it is time to look at better options for funding them instead of just raising taxes. With the current proposal on the table, the gas tax would go up by around 10 cents a gallon initially and then be further adjusted on a yearly basis…

Utah’s Energy Revolution

When the history of the great recession is finally written, I suspect that America’s domestic energy revolution will be credited for pulling us out of it. As a country, primarily through the application of new extraction techniques and technologies that are unlocking heretofore inaccessible oceans of oil and natural gas, the United States of America is transforming itself into the dominant energy producer in the world. Within the next few years, America will not only become energy independent, but could also become the world’s largest energy exporter. Once again, American…