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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $29,400,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $9,700,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               46,600

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $3,500,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $900,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           23,400

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Hook Canyon Hydropower Project, UT

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Hydropower OPPOSITION: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman; Environmentalists (Bear Lake Watch, Great Salt Lakekeeper) PROSPECTS: Canceled BACKGROUND: In 2006, Symbiotics affiliate Hook Canyon Energy LLC proposed the 1,100-megawatt Hook Canyon pump project in Bear Lake Canyon, Utah. There … Continue reading

PacifiCorp’s Intermountain Power Project Unit 3, Utah

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND:  In 2002 the developer proposed a 950 megawatt “Unit 3” coal plant at the Intermountain Power Project station in Millard County, Utah.  It was granted an air … Continue reading

Sevier Plant, Sigurd, UT

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In October 2004, the developer received a Utah Division of Air Quality permit to construct and operate a 270 megawatt, $598 million coal plant.  Sierra Club and … Continue reading

Deseret Bonanza Plant, Utah

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In 2004 the developer applied for a PSD permit to build a new 110 megawatt waste coal-fired unit at the Bonanza Power Plant. In its … Continue reading

Blue Castle Nuclear Project, Emery County, Utah

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Nuclear OPPOSITION:  HEAL Utah; Center for Biological Diversity PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate  BACKGROUND:  In October 2007, the private equity group Transition Power Development announced interest in building a nuclear power plant in the Green River, Utah … Continue reading