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A Cautionary Tale for Idaho: “The Safe Side of the Fence”

The US nuclear weapons and power enterprise has harmed nuclear workers, the environment, and members of the public. That was true at the very dawn of the nuclear…

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Idaho’s Unique Space in the War on Coal

Who’d have thought even a year ago that Idaho would fill a unique space that truly matters in the nation’s wrenching argument with itself over the use of…

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So Much to Do!

Embracing Clean Energy in Pocatello, April 11, 7pm at Pocatello City Hall The League of Women Voters, Portneuf Resource Council, and Snake River Alliance are sponsoring a panel on clean energy. Featured…

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Idaho Power Joins West-wide Energy Market, Boosts Renewables

In a little-noticed move that has big potential to advance clean energy and strengthen the western power grid, Idaho Power has signed onto a California-based energy market that…

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Really, Legislature, Thanks for Nothing!

The 2016 Idaho Legislature quietly gaveled to a close on March 24, in the Senate and the next morning in the House. It was by all accounts a…

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Boise Among Cities Backing EPA over Coal Plant Rule

Things are heating up over the future of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s rules to clamp down on the kinds of dirty coal-fired power plants that provide up…

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Idaho Power Says Snowpack Still Above Average – & Watch Those Waterways!

March appears to have been fairly good to the southern Idaho regional snowpack, according to the Idaho electric utility that relies most heavily on snowpack and runoff to…

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Energy Drain: Lawmakers Decamp From Boise With Little Action on Energy Issues

As mentioned above, the Idaho Legislature turned out the lights on its 2016 Session at the end of March, and as their custom, lawmakers spent more time debating…

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Long, Strange Road Continues for Legislature’s Punitive Prius Penalty

The Idaho House of Representatives, which apparently can’t bring itself to admitting that it goofed last year when it arbitrarily whacked owners of fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles with an…

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Busy Season Kicks Off With Electric Utilities at Public Utilities Commission

The pace at the Idaho Public Utilities Commission is quickly picking up this spring with the filing of various electric utility cases that may have impacts on your…

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