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Solar advocates are not pleased with RMP's net-metering settlement

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Utility providers large and small have long grappled with how to compensate residential customers with solar panels for the extra energy they send to the grid. The current model, net metering, tallies up how much energy a household produced at the end of the month and subtracted it from their bill...


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Fire experts want Utah homeowners to consider risk, take steps to prevent losses

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Fire season is starting to wind down in the state, but that doesn’t mean homeowners shouldn’t remain vigilant. A little preparation goes a long way, especially for those living along the wildland urban interface, or WUI.


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Where did Weber firefighters get water for the Uintah fire?

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As Utahns anxiously watched developments during last week’s Uintah fire, videos began circulating on social media showing a helicopter dramatically scooping up a bucket of water from residential swimming pool.


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Bear River health officials issue algae bloom warning for Mantua Reservoir

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According to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, the health department issued the warning on Sept. 12 after signs of a toxic algal bloom were first detected on Sept. 8 by Utah Water Watch.


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Rise of Western wildfires makes for gloomy air quality future in Utah

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Then fires began lighting up throughout the West, including the Uintah Fire, just miles from the 24-year-old’s Riverdale home.


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Potential toxic algae prompts health officials to close Ogden 21st Street Pond

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The Weber-Morgan Health Department issued a press release Friday afternoon stating the pond’s water tested positive for cyanobacteria.


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Q&A: Utah Consumer Services director breaks down the RMP solar settlement

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Rocky Mountain Power reached a settlement with rooftop solar advocates last week on net-metering, but as with many things utility-related, the settlement is long, cryptic and confusing.


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RMP net-metering settlement creates assurances, uncertainty for Utah solar

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Rocky Mountain Power, solar industry and renewable energy advocates discuss the costs and benefits of a recent truce on rooftop solar rates.


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Utah Division of Wildlife again recommending bigger cougar hunt

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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is again proposing more cougar permits ahead of the fall hunt, despite concerns from conservation groups.

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