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Governor's 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan
- Documents and Comments
- Final Report (March 2, 2011)
- Task Force Members
On June 8, 2010, Governor Herbert launched the formal planning process for the Utah Energy Initiative, including the 10-year strategic energy plan. He said:
"I have assembled an astute and diverse working group to provide oversight and general recommendations, and to facilitate input from all interested parties and stakeholders.
"In my State of the State address, I announced my intent to create the Utah Energy Initiative—a 10-year strategic energy plan that combines Utah's rich abundance of diverse natural resources with our innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to ensure that Utah is at the forefront of solving the world's energy challenges.
"Initiatives and Objectives
- Ensure Utah's continued access to our own clean and low-cost energy resources.
- Develop and deploy new cutting-edge technologies that combine Utah's traditional fuels with future opportunities for renewables.
- Create new energy-related manufacturing opportunities and jobs in Utah.
- Address future transmission, generation, and other infrastructure needs, largely through regulatory reform.
- Promote energy efficiency and conservation.
- Expand and facilitate responsible development of Utah's energy resources, including traditional fuels, alternative fuels, and renewable fuels.
- Expand opportunities for Utah to both market and export fuels, electricity and technologies to regional and global markets.
- Enhance and further integrate partnerships between industry, universities, state government and local communities—especially those in energy-rich rural communities—to address future energy challenges and opportunities.
- Collaborate with other Western states to present a strong and unified voice to federal regulatory agencies on energy and public land issues"
Governor Gary R. Herbert
June 8, 2010