Luke Cartin

For two years, 50 communities across the country competed for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, with a $5 million carrot offered to the location that could be number-one in energy efficiency. Now, says Park City's Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin, "there's something funky going on." The news that there's no cash prize after all has left communities disappointed and confused in a number of ways. Rick Brough has more.

Local organizers involved with the Georgetown University Energy Contest are chagrined that there is no cash prize at the end of the rainbow. But they think the effort was still worthwhile in the long run, since it has fostered activities and education in Park City and Summit County that focus on energy efficiency and reduction. Rick Brough has more.

Local News Hour - November 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017

On today’s program, Summit Community Power Works Ex. Director Erin Bragg and Park City Municipal Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin have an update on the Georgetown University prize money. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Historic Preservation Planner Anya Grahn have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. US Ski and Snowboard Spokesman Tom Kelly with a team update. Lauren Lackey, Co-Founder of Sage Mountain talks about the Compassionate Traditions campaign in which people pledge to leave animals off their plates during the holidays.

After a two year competition between 50 communities across the country to lower energy consumption, it appears that the $5 million prize isn't a prize after all. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Park City Council has officially adopted a green policy -- the first of its kind nationwide -- that will apply for all new municipal buildings built from now on. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - October 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Superintendent Ember Conley who previews  tomorrow’s School Board meeting at 4 p.m. Park City Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin and Environmental Sustainability Project Manager Celia Peterson talk about Park City’s new net-zero efforts.

Summit County Power Works Names New Executive Director

Sep 15, 2017

Summit Community Power works has a new Executive Director.  The organization was formed in 2014 to save energy and to compete in the $ 5,000,000 Georgetown University Community Energy contest. The winner hasn’t been identified yet but the new director has big plans to continue energy savings programs throughout the entire County. Carolyn Murray has more:

On today’s Local News Hour, Leslie has the mountain trails report with Charlie Sturgis.  Erin Bragg, the new Executive Director of Summit Community Power Works along with board members Matt Abbot and Luke Cartin are in studio.  Park City Council member Andy Beerman has a recap of last night’s meeting. Gordon Cummins from All Resorts talks about the company closing its doors and Dave March with the Kimball Art Center and local artist Ron Butkovich have details about this weekend’s Celebration of the Arts.  

First guest is Dan Stead, owner of Natures Balance Pest Control.  Natures Balance uses an all-natural form of pesticide made from various plant-based oils to control insects from ants to spiders to wasps. Then, Luke Cartin, Sustainability Manager for Park City Municipal stops by to discuss the proposed revisions to Rocky Mountain Power's plans for fees, rates and tariffs associated with private solar power systems and net metering.

On today's program, Park City Manager Diane Foster and Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin discuss the Agreement announced for Utah Rooftop Solar and the rest of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Carol Clawson, a Heber City resident and competitor (along with her dog Kita) at this year’s Soldier Hollow Classic, has details about this weekend's Soldier Hollow Classic. Park City Hospital spokesperson Amy Roberts and the Director of the Live Well Center Kelly Woodward discuss the upcoming upcoming 5K-9 to help people and their pets live healthier lives. 

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