Kate Bowman

This Green Earth - December 20, 2016

Dec 20, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, is officially the shortest day of the year, just one second shorter than the day before. And as it has become a custom, with each winter solstice, Brian McInerney joins Chris and guest co-host Carolyn Murray to discuss our local and regional weather and climate. He joins us to discuss this past autumn’s weather – just how warm it was – and how Mother Nature’s snow making machine is performing to date.

Mark Clemens from the Sierra Club joins Chris and Nell in the first part of the program to discuss the potential environmental impacts the new administration will have. In the second half of the show, rocky Mountain Power is proposing new rates for customers who want to generate solar power.  Kate Bowman from Utah Clean Energy is here to explain what the new fees and charges are and what it might mean to the future of residential solar in Utah.

On today's program: Utah Department of Workforce Services Public Information Officer Nic Dunn, Park City Manager Diane Foster, Solar Program Coordinator of Utah Clean Energy Kate Bowman and Park City Medical Center Dietician Becky Cannon.

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The White House is scheduled to honor a leader of a Utah nonprofit for her work promoting solar power. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.