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Paul Nelson, KSL NewsradioThe governor's office wants to know how much of an impact global warming will have on the snowpack. It's part of a larger study to find out how the state can reduce energy use.
What's polluting the most in Utah? Cars? Refineries? Researchers are trying to determine that now.
According to Governor Huntsman's Energy Advisor Laura Nelson, "Our goal is, really, to identify the sectors that contribute to carbon and what kind of effective recommendations can we make."
Dr. Nelson says they believe climates will continue to warm. But, just how warm we'll get is up for a lot of debate. "Part of the charge of the Blue Ribbon Advisory Council is to fully understand that science," Nelson explains.
Nelson says the state wants to see a 2.2 percent drop in energy use per year.