In January 2001, a volunteer-based public interest group was formed (Utahns for an Energy Efficient Economy) to promote energy efficiency and clean energy technologies to the public and policy makers. During that year, Utahns for an Energy Efficiency Economy increased its involvement in utility regulatory proceedings that affected the deployment of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, began outreach to Salt Lake City citizens and businesses on energy and environmental policies, and advocated for sustainable energy policy during the 2001-2002 Utah Legislative Session.
In 2002, Utahns for an Energy Efficient Economy incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and changed its name to Utah Clean Energy. We broadened our outreach to the clean energy business community and other non-traditional energy stakeholders, such as local governments, congregations, and universities/colleges. Through advocacy, education, and diverse partnerships, Utah Clean Energy continues to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency in Utah and the Western Region.
Today, Utah Clean Energy is Utah’s independent resource for clean energy policy, regulatory, and consumer information.