Senator Curtis S. Bramble proposes the following substitute bill:





Chief Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

House Sponsor: Brad M. Daw


9     General Description:
10          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor supports the
11     development and integration of advanced nuclear reactor technology as a way of supporting
12     Utah's continued economic growth while addressing the health of Utah's environment and of its
13     residents.
14     Highlighted Provisions:
15          This resolution:
16          ▸     acknowledges Utah's leadership, ingenuity, and prudence in solving tough
17     generational challenges like climate change and air pollution;
18          ▸     recognizes that Utah's population is set to double by 2050 and that local, rural,
19     and regional energy demands will necessarily grow as a result of these changes;
20          ▸     recognizes that advancing affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy across
21     all Utah's resources will be key to growing Utah's economy;
22          ▸     recognizes that advanced nuclear technology is a safe, resilient, and
23     environmentally sustainable energy resource;
24          ▸     recognizes that advanced nuclear technology is a flexible generation source
25     that can support the integration of renewable resources in a carbon free manner; and

26          ▸     supports the procurement of energy from advanced nuclear facilities as well as
27     the construction and operation of advanced nuclear facilities within the state of Utah.
28     Special Clauses:
29          None

31     Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
32               WHEREAS, Utah's economy is one of the healthiest and fastest growing in the
33     United States with a population that will more than double by 2050;
34          WHEREAS, Utah supports private and public technological innovation and solutions to
35     reduce carbon emissions, promote economic growth, and protect the environment for future
36     generations;
37          WHEREAS, the growth of Utah's economy is supported by an increasingly diverse
38     energy portfolio, but will need to broaden its supply of flexible and resilient base load
39     electricity resources to meet growing demand;
40          WHEREAS, under Title 10, Chapter 19, Utah Municipal Electric Utility Carbon
41     Emission Reduction Act, nuclear energy is recognized as a qualifying zero carbon emissions
42     resource and is important to reducing Utah's carbon emissions and cleaning the state's air;
43          WHEREAS, advanced nuclear reactor technology has the potential to meet Utah's base
44     load generation needs with a carbon free energy source;
45          WHEREAS, the engineering and design of advanced nuclear facilities can result in both
46     enhanced electricity reliability and public safety, and can do so in a fiscally responsible
47     manner;
48          WHEREAS, the manufacturing and construction of advanced nuclear facilities will
49     facilitate the construction and operation of nuclear facilities in rural Utah; and
50          WHEREAS, the dispatch and ramping ability of advanced nuclear facilities can be
51     adjusted to meet the variability of renewable generation:
52          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
53     Governor concurring therein, supports market access to energy derived from advanced nuclear
54     reactor facilities;
55          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor support the
56     development of advanced nuclear facilities within the state, and when it serves Utah's interests,

57     within other states, as a means of ensuring that Utah has access to abundant, affordable,
58     resilient, flexible, and clean energy that supports the state's growing economy.