O2 UTAH POLICIES

WE'RE ENACTING CHANGE WITH BOLD ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

This is the first ever, comprehensive air quality legislation to be introduced in the state of Utah. We're making our legislators an offer they can't refuse.

Rooftop solar is in big trouble thanks to a decision issued by The Public Service Commission in October of last year. This bill gives rooftop solar a fighting chance.

We draft legislation and pitch it to key members of the legislature for their sponsorship.

We use our volunteer network to conduct citizen lobbying.

We use our field representatives to educate key districts and then conduct citizen lobbying.

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OUR TRACK RECORD

During the 2021 legislative session, we wrote a net metering bill, recruited a GOP sponsor, and introduced S.B. 245.

We are currently writing Prosperity 2030 to be introduced during the 2022 legislative session.

We are working with municipalities to hold Rocky Mountain Power accountable and go carbon free by 2023.

PROSPERITY 2030

THE GOAL

TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION IN UTAH BY 50% BY 2030.

WHY?

WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER, AND WE ALL DESERVE THE FREEDOM TO BREATHE CLEAN AIR.

75% of our population is losing at least one year of life, while 23% of Utahns are losing at least five years. All because of air pollution. On top of this, each year, it's costing us $1.9 billion. For these reasons and countless more, we must take action on our state's air quality crisis.

Isabella Errigo is a BYU graduate and the lead author of "Human Health and Economic Costs of Air Pollution in Utah: An Expert Assessment," the only Utah-specific study on air pollution, its toll on human life, and its cost to our economy. She sat down with our Executive Director, David Garbett, to discuss the harsh reality we're facing and why we need to take action for our families, our friends, our neighbors,
and ourselves.

 

SAVING ROOFTOP SOLAR WITH
S.B. 245 NET METERING AMENDMENTS

Rooftop solar is in big trouble thanks to a decision issued by The Public Service Commission in October of last year. 
Rooftop solar plays an essential role in advancing our fight for clean, breathable air as well as decarbonization here in Utah, and because of this decision, it will likely be killed off. We cannot let this happen.

S.B. 245 is asking legislators to take public health and environmental benefit into account when setting rates for rooftop solar. It provides 15 years of certainty, and being able to plan for the future in one of the primary incentives for making the switch to renewable energy.