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Letter: Approaching solar

By Tom Moyer

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Rocky Mountain Power should be doing everything it can to assist its rooftop solar customers, not coming up with new disincentives to put in their way.

David Quinn, Associated Press

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The issue with Utah rooftop solar customers and Rocky Mountain Power is not how to make the fees exactly fair for each user. If it were, we should first address the subsidies received by the coal, oil and natural gas industries.

Second, we should charge a fee on coal-generated electricity, accurately reflecting the social and environmental costs of the air pollution it generates.

Electricity produced from solar photovoltaics promotes local jobs, helps our energy independence and leads to cleaner local air. Most importantly it moves us away from carbon dioxide emissions that endanger the planet.

Rocky Mountain Power should be doing everything it can to assist its rooftop solar customers, not coming up with new disincentives to put in their way.

Tom Moyer

Salt Lake City

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