From: Phil Roth
To: Scott Sandall, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Justin Fawson, Gage Froerer, Jeremy Peterson, Dixon Pitcher, Brad Dee, Mike Schultz, Paul Ray, Curtis Oda, Brad Wilson, Steve Handy, Stewart Barlow, Timothy D. Hawkes, Doug Sagers, Susan Duckworth, Sandra Hollins, Rebecca Houck, Joel Briscoe, Angela Romero, Mike Kennedy, Brian King, Lee Perry, Fred Cox, Sophia DiCaro, LaVar Christensen, Craig Hall, Johnny Anderson, Mark A. Wheatley, Patrice Arent, Carol Moss, Eric Hutchings, Jim Dunnigan, Lynn Hemingway, Daniel McCay, Kim Coleman, Earl Tanner, Bruce Cutler, Ken Ivory, Keven John Stratton, Robert Spendlove, Richard Cunningham, Greg Hughes, John Knotwell, Melvin Brown, Kraig Powell, Scott H. Chew, Kay Christofferson, Brian Greene, Derrin Owens, Val Peterson, Bradley Daw, Keith Grover, Jon Stanard, Dean Sanpei, Norm Thurston, Francis Gibson, Michael McKell, Marc Roberts, Merrill Nelson, Brad King, Kay Mciff, Brad Last, John Westwood, mnoel, Lowry Snow, Don Ipson,
Subject: 2016 S.B. 115 Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan Act
Date: Sun Mar 06 06:10:21 MST 2016



    I would like to respectably ask you not to vote for this bill.   There are so many things wrong with this bill.

    Among them:


  • It will give Rocky Mountain Power, the ability to go around the Public Utilities Commission, which listens to the voice of the Consumer, in deciding these issues. If this bill is passed you are giving RMP, the power to do what ever they want, without regards to the consumers voice or choice. All of these items that they want you to pass, would have to normally go thru the Public Utilities Commission. Why would you want a monopoly to have complete power to make all of the rules? We don’t want the fox guarding the hen house. That is why they want this bill. They want to do an end run around the PSC.
  • It will reduce the amount of companies currently installing solar systems in Utah, of which there are many. This will put more people out of work, instead of increasing the solar and renewable jobs market.
  • This bill will not help our environment, especially with the inversions we have. By encouraging homeowners and businesses to install their own solar systems and other renewable energy sources, it will reduce the amount of pollution being generated.
  • This will increase the cost of power to the consumers, not reduce it.
  • They want to credit Solar users, with a small credit for any excess power that they might generate, however I am sure that they will not charge the homeowners the same amount when a Solar user    has to use power from the grid. Is that fair?
  • It will allow Rocky Mountain Power to continue to delay using renewable energy sources. While they have “dabbled” in it, they have not really embraced it or invested in it in Utah. They need to start  preparing to stop relying on coal all of the time.

         Many people in my neighborhood are concerned with this bill.  We encourage you and your colleague's in the House to not vote for the bill.




Phil Roth