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Utahns celebrate home energy efficiency reforms

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  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    March 13, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    To "Baron Scarpia" actually, the "free market" was delivering energy efficient homes several years ago. There are multiple builders that have been building very energy efficient homes for the last 10 years (some more efficient than the new regulations). The Free market delivered, now the government is mandating it for all builders.

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    March 13, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    Quite a change from some years ago when legislators perceived "energy efficiency" as a threat to coal and natural gas jobs in Utah. Less energy meant less work for our off-spring working in coal mines and drilling for gas.

    Good to see that legislators recognize that when the "free market" doesn't deliver efficient homes -- what buyers want (!!!) -- you need legislation to make the market deliver.

  • Utah Dad Salt Lake City, UT
    March 13, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    Great to see that a compromise was reached to on this common sense policy to conserve energy in Utah. Thanks for your leadership, Rep. Wilson!

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 13, 2013 12:22 a.m.

    Congrats Rep. Wilson on getting the bill passed to adopt the 2012 IECC for both commercial and residential, even with amendments. Not an easy task.