Energy & Infrastructure

Energy & Infrastructure

HOW WILL WE POWER UTAH’S FUTURE WITH CONFIDENCE?

When power comes at the flip of a switch, it can be easy to take energy for granted. But in Utah, just like everywhere else, energy comes at a cost. We see it in rising utility bills for electricity and natural gas, giving us less freedom to spend our money the way we want. Plus, how we produce and use our energy affects the state’s air quality and environment.

Abundant, affordable energy contributes directly to our quality of life and the strength of our economy.  In fact, we can’t grow without it. With Utah’s population set to add 2.5 million people by 2050, we need to take steps now to ensure we have enough energy for everyone at a price we can afford.

ENERGIZING UTAH

Protecting Utah’s energy future requires a substantial investment. We’ll need to build new power production, electrical transmission lines, natural gas wells & pipelines. It’s an expensive process that will be even more costly if we don’t plan ahead and make wise decisions about our energy infrastructure and sources and how much energy we use.

HAVE ANY BRIGHT IDEAS?

We also need to determine how we can grow our energy infrastructure responsibly. Whether it’s the emissions created by burning coal, the water needed to run power plants, or the massive square footage of solar energy farms, every form of energy creates an environmental impact. But if we can reduce how much energy each household uses, we can save money and protect Utah’s environment at the same time.