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Green Party of Utah Statement in support of Resolution on Net Metering

August 11, 2017

The Green Party of Utah has issued a statement to the Public Service Commission and to the Mayor of Salt Lake City in support of net metering, as a response to a request for a permit by Rocky Mountain Power to increase rates for rooftop solar users. Public comments and letters of support are being accepted through Wednesday, August 9th. A public hearing is being held August 9th to accept public comment as well.

Statement in Support of the Resolution on Net Metering

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The Green Party of Utah (GPUT) believes that we must strive toward ecological balance by living within the resource limits of our communities and our planet. The GPUT supports a sustainable society that utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit, and not suffer, from the practices of our generation. To this end we must move to an energy-efficient economy and live in ways that respect the integrity of natural systems.

Climate change is the gravest environmental, social and economic peril that humanity has ever met. The GPUT supports science-based policies to curb climate change.

The GPUT advocates a rapid reduction in energy consumption through energy efficiency and a decisive transition away from fossil and nuclear power toward cleaner, renewable, local energy sources. Toward these goals, we advocate:

  • The development of Earth-gentle, sustainable energy sources m