Community of Grace Presbyterian Church installs 114 solar panels thanks to grant
Well, isn't that interesting, a common negative user here that usually gets
stuff wrong is wrong again, who'd a thunk it? I'm sure glad that the
Church did things correctly and got their funding, it might have been disastrous
if Mr. Wrong was in charge of it.
To "Impartial7" I don't think you understand what a grant is. Nor
do you understand what a PRIVATE business is. I hate to tell you that RMP is not
the only power provider in Utah. Various cities have their own municipal power
plants.Tell us about the tax dollars that were used. RMP, as you
state, is a regulated business. They pay taxes and have to meet energy demands
for their customers AND maintain a profit. There were NO tax dollars used for
this program.FYI, this wasn't the first church to receive Blue
Sky Funding, plus there are many businesses that have received the same funding.
I don't blame them for looking heavenward to pay the power bill.I have often done the same.
@Impartial7Your comments peaked my interests. I re-read the
article and could not find where tax payer money was used for this project.The money came from a Blue Sky grant. The Blue Sky program appears to
be funded by customers of Rocky Mountain that choose to pay a little more to
help fund such projects.Past recipients of this type of grant have
included Casper College, Cedar City FD, The Clark Planetarium, First Unitarian
Church of SLC, East High School, Salt Lake Acting Company, etc...I
for one want to see cleaner air in the valley. This appears to be a great idea.
So yeah give the grants to Ward houses, other Churches, etc... Keep up the
great work Rocky Mountain Power.
This church is near me. It's also a local polling place. Good for their
initiative to use clean power. However, using taxpayer dollars (keep in
mind that RMP is a Utah monopoly) to help a church, is wrong. Remember
"Separation of Church and State"? Stop using our dollars on any
religious business. Imagine if we'd have to fund solar panels for every