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Local News Hour - April 17, 2019

Apr 17, 2019

On today’s program, Park City School District School Board Member Erin Grady and Business Administrator Todd Hauber discuss some of the issues from Tuesday’s board meeting, including the education options presented from the consultants following a 7-month master planning effort. Park City Manager Diane Foster, Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Utah Foundation Researcher Shawn Tiegen talks about on the report he authored on Utah Teacher salaries.

During the second half of the show, Nell and Chris spoke with Luke Cartin with Park City Sustainability Department.  Luke gave an in-depth review of House Bill 411, a bill that enables communities to go 100% renewable by 2030, and is the first of its kind in the Nation. Luke also covered other sustainability related legislation related to plastic bag bans, idling, and air quality.    

On today’s program, Summit County Assistant Manager Janna Young has a legislative recap. Park City Special Counsel Margaret Plane talks about her background in social equity and why she joined Park City's legal team and Park City Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin explains the Community Renewable Energy Act that Park City and Summit County helped draft - and  pass - this legislative session.

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Park City continues working towards its goal of being net-zero energy by 2030. The City’s sustainability staff presented some strategies for getting there at the City Council retreat Thursday. 

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The Park City Council has announced it wants to hit its carbon neutral target by 2030. It’s been shortened by a couple of years. A few events such as the Olympics and recent climate reports have prompted the City Council to move their deadline up.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Municipal announced that an RFP is going out for contracts to build a renewable power plant. Park City has a goal to be operationally carbon neutral by 2022. This project will help meet the deadline. Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City will partner with Salt Lake City, Summit County, Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Utah Valley University. Sustainability Director, Luke Cartin said building the energy facility in Utah is good for the economy providing jobs and a tax base.

On today’s program, Park City Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin discuss Park City's accelerated carbon neutral goal. Sundance Institute Managing Director Betsy Wallace explains the new procedure for securing Townie Tuesday and Best of Fest tickets for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough discusses how his department is dealing with the requirements of the new compromise bill legalizing medical marijuana.

State representatives on the Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee heard from local representatives and Rocky Mountain Power about efforts to provide municipalities with renewable energy options.

The meeting, held at the capitol building, addressed efforts to provide options for those communities interested in investing in renewable energy.

Local representatives and Rocky Mountain Power appealed to the committee to change regulations to allow the agreement to move forward. Park City Regional Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin explains.

In this segment of the program, Luke Cartin with Park City Municipal and Chad Ambrose with Rocky Mountain Power talk about a joint venture they are involved with, one which provides LED lighting systems to local businesses.

On this Green Earth, Chris and Nell speak with Luke Cartin, Sustainability Director with Park City Municipal, about how the recent State legislative session will impact a number of city environmental initiatives including their plastic bag ban, solar energy systems and electric vehicle use and registration. 

Local News Hour December 28, 2017

Dec 28, 2017

On today’s program, Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson has a look ahead at the community for 2018. Park City Sustainability managers Luke Cartin and Celia Peterson discuss the community-wide carbon footprint report and have details on the lighting controls and energy efficiency measures for the MARC and Park City Police Captain Rick Ryan talks about his retirement after 32 years on the police force.

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.