- Category: DAS
- Published on Thursday, 23 August 2012 20:59
- Written by Shane Herzog
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DRAPER, Utah – The Utah National Guard is going green when it comes to energy production, and officials flipped the switch Wednesday on more than 1,400 solar panels at the guard’s headquarters.
The effort is one of 10 similar projects of this nature scheduled to be completed this year by the state, and all told the projects will save an estimated $10 million over the next 20 years.
Gov. Gary Herbert was among those present as the system was activated, and he said the effort is an example of the ways the state can use more solar power energy production.
See the full article and a video of FOX 13 News’ Dave Nemeth taking a look at the project here.
This legislative session, several bills affecting DAS and its divisions were passed, including:
- HB 38: Resource Stewardship ($123,700)
- SB 70: Data Portal ($615,000)
- HB 155: UCAN Amendments ($5,564,100)
- SB 22: Workforce Services Job List ($7,000)
- SB 99: State Vehicle Efficiency Requirements
- SB 172: Capital Improvement Amendments
- SB 179: Procurement Revisions
- SB 250: Public Duty Doctrine
Photo source: Louise R. Shaw | Davis Clipper
See the original KSL article by Amy Joi O'Donoghue.
SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert said he hopes the federal government's adoption of cleaner fuel and vehicle standards Monday will help accelerate Utah's transition to the tighter regulations so air pollution is reduced.
Herbert is among those proponents of the tougher standards adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency because of the immediate impacts they will have on Utah's pollution problems.