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We are thankful Mr. Gillispie and Ms. Ransom will finally be held accountable for the scheming and predatory behavior against hard-working Idahoans. We knew AEHI was bad for Idaho and worked hard to ensure as many people as possible understood the risk of allowing them into our communities. Now they will face the legal consequences they deserve.

Read the indictment here.

Read the Idaho Statesman article here.

BEIJING —  China and the United States made common cause on Wednesday against the threat of climate change, staking out an ambitious joint plan to curb carbon emissions as a way to spur nations around the world to make their own cuts in greenhouse gases. Read More

Temperature data from four international science institutions. All show rapid warming in the past few decades and that the last decade has been the warmest on record.

Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities,1 and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. The following is a partial list of these organizations, along with links to their published statements and a selection of related resources. Read More

Idaho Power has submitted another 11 solar generation “energy sales agreements” to the Public Utilities Commission, which is already considering two Idaho Power contracts for 120 megawatts (MW), which according to Idaho Power is enough to power about 83,000 average-sized homes. If these additional 11 projects are approved and built, Idaho Power would have 400MW of solar under contract – a far cry from the zero it has today. That 400MW of solar would also amount to a big chunk of Idaho Power’s average customer load for energy, which can exceed 2,000MW during the summer months. Its “peak” demand, such as those summer days when air-conditioners and irrigation pumps increase stress the company’s ability to meet “peak load,” can exceed 3,000MW. Read More

The PUC has scheduled a Nov. 21 workshop at its Boise headquarters to look into a request by all three of Idaho’s regulated electric utilities to be able to disconnect nonpaying customers without first paying an in-person visit to the customer, as is currently required. The application was filed by Idaho Power (500,000 customers in southern Idaho), PacifiCorp (Rocky Mountain Power, 73,000 customers in southeast Idaho), and Avista Corp. (203,000 electric and natural gas customers in northern Idaho). Read More