Utah Clean Energy and a broad and diverse group of Climate and Clean Air Compact signatories submitted on a letter to Governor Spencer Cox on May 24 expressing support for Rocky Mountain Power’s newest electricity resource plan, the 2023 Integrated Resource Plan, which calls for a major shift towards clean energy resources and energy storage. In the letter, the signatories state that “The significant build out of renewable energy resources, combined with energy efficiency, energy storage, and transmission, will help address the risks of climate change, create new economic opportunities, and shepherd Utah’s proud energy history into the new energy economy.”
Signatories to the letter include:
- Scott Anderson, President and COE of Zions Bank
- Fraser Bullock, President and CEO, SLC-Utah Committee for the Games
- Bill Crim, CEO, United Way of Salt Lake
- Dave Fields, President and General Manager, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
- Kem C. Gardner, Chair Emeritus, Gardner Company
- Vern Greco, President and CEO, Pacific Group Resorts Inc.
- Hanko Kiessner, Founder and Vice Chairman, Packsize
- Dave Livermore, Utah State Director, The Nature Conservancy
- Ben McAdams, Principal, Common Good Institute
- Mark Miller, Trustee, The Mark and Kathie Miller Foundation
- Brad Mortensen, Ph.D., President, Weber State University
- Nathan Rafferty, President and CEO, Ski Utah
- Cat Raney Norman, Chair, SLC-Utah Committee for the Games
- Luigi Resta, President, rPlus Energies
- Nick Sargent, President, Snowsports Industries America
- Clay and Marie Wilkes, Red Crow Foundation and Founding members of the Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy, University of Utah
- Sarah Wright, CEO, Utah Clean Energy
In addition, signatories pledged to work with the Cox administration to support:
- Support investment and collaboration with our energy communities to ensure they can thrive in the future.
- Support appropriately cited transmission to accelerate clean energy development in Utah.
- Robust use of energy efficiency and distributed energy resources to maintain an affordable, resilient, and clean energy supply.
- Explore a range of innovative, dispatchable energy resources such as geothermal, clean hydrogen, nuclear, and energy storage, including pumped storage hydropower.
You can see a copy of the full letter here.