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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has finished building a new solar farm on the eastern border of Rich County. According to the head of the company’s US investment team, building in Rich County was a no-brainer.

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This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about the way newspapers impact the way people think, and the ways pollution impacts solar energy.

If those things sound like they have nothing in common — well, that's the idea.

Joining us are Alex Coppock, who studies how op-eds impact reader opinions, and Ian Marius Peters, who studies the impact of haze on energy production.

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  New rooftop solar installations are down 23 percent after Utah's main power company reached a deal to pay customers less for the power they generate.

Rocky Mountain Power in a deal that went into effect in November phased out the net-metering program, which paid solar customers the market rate for their excess energy sent to the grid.

Grid Not Ready For Increased Demand For Renewables

Feb 21, 2018

A number of large companies are driving the demand for renewable energy, and those same companies are calling for a major upgrade to the country's energy transmission lines, including Utah.

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A representative from Rocky Mountain Power insists that rates for solar users must change and that the company is not antagonistic toward green energy providers.

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A renewable energy group says that the state of Utah now has more than 4,400 jobs in the solar industry.

The Solar Foundation says that ranks 14th in the country and seventh nationwide on a per capita basis.