Utah Legislature Supports Rural Energy Development

In continued support of an “all of the above” energy policy, the Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee of the Utah Legislature adopted a committee resolution in the recent November Interim Hearings. The resolution which will next be considered by the full legislature and the governor in 2019 calls for support of commonsense energy policy by advancing rural development of wind, solar, hydrogen, and geothermal energy.

The resolution identifies the crucial role rural areas of the state play in energy development and also recognizes the economic benefits of the expansion of these types of energy resources. The resolution also supports the state moving to producing wind, solar, hydrogen, and geothermal energy as a product to export to states across the western United States.

The resolution was adopted unanimously by the committee and will be formal presented as a committee resolution when the Utah Legislature formally convenes in January of 2019. The full text of the resolution can be found here: