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NEW BOOKLET PROVIDES DETAILS ON UTAH'S ENERGY RESOURCES

Did you know that Utah Has been a net exporter of energy since 1980? That Utah has the second-lowest price for home heating via natural gas production in 2008 reached an all time high of $2.7 billion?

These are just a few of the facts detailed in a new publication, “Utah’s Energy Landscape,” from the Utah Geological Survey. Michael Vanden Berg, project geologist, said the 41-pages publication provides details bars, graphs, and breakdowns of Utah’s energy resources and is the result of months of comprehensive data gathering.

“This is the first time we’ve put all of this information together in one sources,” he said. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for quite a while.”

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GEOTHERMAL ENERGY PROVES POWERFUL

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In a new publication from the Utah Geological Survey, Utah’s numerous energy sources are outlined and explained. Geothermal energy is an up and coming energy source gaining more national attention.

Utah is one of six states that have begun harnessing the power of vast geothermal energy reserves for benefit, according to the UGS’s Utah Energy Landscape portfolio. Raser Technologies has three geothermal energy projects in the works for southern Utah, and more companies are looking into building plants.

Though the plants are producing significant amounts of energy, Utah is not abandoning its other sources for energy.

“I don’t really think it’s a switch. It’s more of a mix,” said geologist for the state of Utah, Michael Vanden Berg.

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Utah’s Energy Landscape

PUBLIC INFORMATION SERIES 95

UTAH’S ENERGY LANDSCAPE
Michael D. Vanden Berg

Did you know that Utah is one of only six states that generate electricity from geothermal sources? Did you know that Utah recently produced its one billionth ton of coal? Did you know that Utah has the second lowest price for home-heating natural gas in the nation? Did you know that Utah has been a net-exporter of energy since 1980?

These little known facts, along with many more interesting details, can be found in the Utah Geological Survey’s (UGS) new publication Utah’s Energy Landscape – a visual-based comprehensive description of Utah’s entire energy portfolio.

41p. booklet

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IN THE MEDIA
Emery County Progress

PUBLIC INFORMATION SERIES 94

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ROCK-FALL HAZARDS IN UTAH
Jessica Castleton

Rock falls pose a hazard in Utah because we live, work, and recreate in close proximity to mountains and mesas. Large rock fragments and boulders accelerate rapidly when dislodged from cliffs and hillsides and can cause significant damage to homes, property, roadways, and vehicles, as well as loss of life. Recent damaging rock falls in Utah highlight the importance of recognizing this hazard. This 4-page, full color brochure provides more information on the rock fall hazard in Utah, including causes of rock falls, how to recognize the hazard, and what you can do to reduce potential rock fall damage.

4 p. (2 sided) brochure

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