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On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with the CEO of Envision Utah, Robert Grow about the most recent survey results on the topics of jobs and the economy. Park City Council member Andy Beerman reviews some of the items discussed at Thursday's meeting. Park City Museum Sandra Morrison has details on the  newest exhibit - Plastics Unwrapped and John Conde with Alpenglow Solar talks about why the Utah Public Service Commission shouldn't approve Rocky Mountain Power's request to impose a surcharge on those with solar panels. 


There are two massive solar energy installations in Summit County – one at the PC MARC, the other at the Summit County Justice Center  - that were completed months before they could be hooked up to the grid. It has questions that could complicate the relationship between Rocky Mountain Power and solar companies and their clients. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong about the County Fair, Epic Pass sales tax and transportation planning. Park City Teacher Heidi Matthews talks about her campaign as a candidate for President of the Utah Education Association and Paul Murphy and Chad Ambrose with Rocky Mountain Power explain why the utility company is asking the Public Service Commission for a surcharge on those with rooftop solar.

Rocky Mountain Power has provided funds to hire a project energy manager to help the Summit County school districts save energy.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

With a rise in the number of solar arrays on residences across the state, Rocky Mountain Power proposes a surcharge – claiming those who power their homes with solar energy need to pay their fair share for the grid.  One Park City resident plans to fight the surcharge saying it sends the wrong message about sustainable energy.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson about the approval of the Canyon Corners project - paving the way for the move by Whole Foods Market. Summit County Attorney Robert Hilder reflects back on his first 8 months in office. PCHS Booster Club President Kayla Pelegrin talks about how you can support the Booster Club and a number of extra curricular activities at the high school and Park City resident David Bennett talks about why he doesn't support Rocky Mountain Power's proposed surcharge on solar customers.


It's the second day of the Birthday Pledge drive at KPCW, and we appreciate all your participation.  Today, along with soliciting pledges for KPCW's35th Birthday celebration, hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson speak with Chad Ambrose from Rocky Mountain Power. The discussion covered areas of conservation of electricity and what's new at Rocky Mountain Power.

On this episode of This Green Earth, host Chris Cherniak spoke with Matt Pacenza, Executive Director of HEAL Utah about the 2015 Utah State Legislative Session. Paul Murphy of Rocky Mountain Power also joined the show to talk about several of their environmental initiatives, including several Wattsmart programs.

Since 2013, the Park City Fire District has taken steps to make its 10 buildings more energy efficient.  Now, with a grant awarded to the fire district by Rocky Mountain Power's Blue Sky program, it can further those goals.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.


The USSA's Center of Excellence hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday to show off its 126 solar panels that are now fully operational. Lynn Ware Peek has more.