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Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah, and the Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change (BRAC) released the Council's Report on recommended measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Utah. The report also includes an independent study on the science of climate change and an inventory of Utah's current greenhouse gas emissions.

Huntsman asked the stakeholder-based council to consider the science, economics and policy regarding climate change and provide policy recommendations. The report includes 70 alternatives that include renewable energy incentives for development and investment in technology that would capture and store carbon dioxide emitted at coal-fired power plants.

In addition to this report, the BRAC is evaluating options for a renewable portfolio standard in Utah. Those recommendations will be completed later in October and included as an addendum to the Council’s Report.

For more information about the Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change and to see a copy of the report, visit deq.utah.gov.


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