Posts related to ‘Energy’

New leadership position helps Governor push smart energy policy for Utah

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014

When Gov. Herbert took office in 2009, he set a goal to ensure access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy by producing 25 percent more electrical energy than we consume by 2020. That effort often requires working outside Utah’s borders to push for policies that benefit workers and businesses here at home. Last week, the […]

Going Above and Beyond: Governor Announces 100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Results

Posted on: August 19th, 2014

  When Gov. Herbert took office back in 2009, the unemployment rate in Utah was 8.4 percent. In January 2012, the unemployment rate in Utah dropped to 5.8 percent. Although significantly lower than the high of 8.4, we knew Utah could do better. During the 2012 State of the State address, Gov. Herbert set a […]

Utah named #1 again, and again, and again

Posted on: July 16th, 2014

(July 16, 2014)  Utah identified as a symbol of economic growth that other states should use as a model For the third consecutive year, Utah has been recognized as the top pro-business state by Pollina Corporate based on 32 factors controlled by state government.   “Cultivating an environment where businesses can thrive has been a […]

Local Business Thrives in Utah Environment

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

By Governor Gary R. Herbert I recently met James Saffari, the President of Dynotron Inc., and he graciously invited me for a tour. Eager to learn more about a local business, I accepted and found James and his wife, Angela, to be representative of what we see in so many successful Utah entrepreneurs: The Saffaris […]

Utah Clean Energy Policies Highlighted

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

 By Governor Gary R. Herbert As governor, one of my four priority cornerstones is energy.  As a state, we have made large strides toward the development of our resources and improvement of our air quality.  Taking actions like limiting government fleet vehicle idling time and encouraging participation in the Utah Clean Air Partnership (U-CAIR) has […]

Unprecedented Partnerships: Unlimited Possibilities

Posted on: June 1st, 2012

  By Governor Gary R. Herbert When I was first inaugurated in August 2009, the title of my inaugural address was “Unprecedented Partnerships: Unlimited Possibilities.”  Just a few days ago, on Wednesday, May 23rd, I came together with hundreds of business and government leaders to see the concept of unprecedented partnerships physically manifest in bricks […]

Unconventional Energy Development in Utah

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

By Samantha Mary Julian Director, Utah Office of Energy Development Given at the Committee on Science, Space, & Technology Energy & Environment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives Thank you Chairman Harris, Ranking Member Miller and members of the Committee. I am Samantha Mary Julian, Director of the Governor’s Office of Energy Development for the State […]

2012 Energy Summit

Posted on: February 15th, 2012

by Governor Gary R. Herbert A few months ago, I had the opportunity to visit the site at Camp Williams where the National Security Agency is building its first Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative (CNCI) Data Center – which will be called, simply, the Utah Data Center when it is complete. TheUtahDataCenteris a nearly $2 billion […]

Gearing-Up for My 2012 Energy Summit

Posted on: November 16th, 2011

By Gary R. Herbert Governor As many of you know, energy is one of the four cornerstones of my administration.  Given the importance of energy to our state’s economy and to our future, I have decided to host an Energy Summit here in Salt Lake City on Feb. 15, 2012.  This first-of-its-kind summit will focus […]

Why I Am Optimistic About Utah’s Future

Posted on: November 3rd, 2011

By Gary R Herbert Governor   Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am an optimistic guy. Sometimes, people seem incredulous about my optimism. They say to me, “Gary, it is downright illogical that you are so optimistic when everything is falling apart. Our country’s economy is a mess, we’ll never be able […]