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Bills send mixed signals on electric cars in Utah

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 13 2014 - 11:13am

SALT LAKE CITY - State lawmakers want to create tax incentives for people to buy electric cars, and assess bigger fees on the vehicles at the same time.A pair of clean air initiatives passed legislative committee review this week, giving a mixed signal on the future of electric cars in Utah, according to several clean air advocates.  

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Bio-diesel energy boom in remote Box Elder County

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 26 2014 - 8:30am

PLYMOUTH -- They don't really like to talk about it much, businesses typically secretive about their proprietary information.But the giant structures going up at the Washakie Renewable Energy plant at the edge of this remote northern Box Elder town are starting to stick out to the point they're visible from the Interstate, two miles away.

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Plain City senator wants state fleet converted to compressed natural gas

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 10 2014 - 1:15pm

SALT LAKE CITY - A Weber County lawmaker is running legislation that would require the state's Division of Fleet Operations to include more vehicles that run on compressed natural gas.Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, is sponsoring Senate Bill 99, calling on the state to ensure that at least half of the fleet used for the transportation of...

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Layton lawmaker wants to expand school bus replacement process

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 10 2013 - 12:19pm

LAYTON -- A Davis County lawmaker likes Gov. Gary Herbert's proposal to replace dirty, inefficient school buses, but wants to take the issue one step further.Rep. Steve Handy, R-Layton, will run legislation during the 2014 session asking the Legislature to appropriate $13 million for a bus replacement program for school districts and another $7...

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