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Nuclear Navy’s Final Port of Call

Train Shipment Nuclear Waste in Idaho

Starting in 1957, every scrap of spent fuel from the nuclear Navy has come to Idaho. The nuclear Navy plans to continue to send its spent fuel to…

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Idaho, Coal Plants, and the Clean Power Plan

Jim Bridger coal fired power plant, Sweetwater County, Rock Springs Wyoming and pond. It  comprises four units, totaling 2110 megawatts (MW) of capacity. Completed in 1974, these generators use coal from the Bridger Coal and Black Butte mines.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is about to roll out one of the most sweeping and complex environmental programs ever – the Clean Power Plan, designed to sharply…

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Holding What Can’t Be Held

  We all learn and experience in different ways. Some of us want to read a scientific journal article, some to hear a first-person account. Some of us…

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Idaho Legislative Leadership Creates “Solar Energy Task Force”

Just as Idaho’s solar power battles are at a peak, leaders in the Idaho Legislature have quietly created a “Solar Energy Task Force” that is charged “To study…

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Idaho Power Submits 20-Year Plan to PUC

After nearly a year in the works, Idaho’s largest electric utility has filed its “integrated resource plan” to the state Public Utilities Commission, forecasting how it thinks it…

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Future of Idaho Solar Developments Now in PUC’s Hands

After a nightlong public hearing, a day and a half technical hearing, nearly 200 written comments and a 1,118-signature petition, the fate of solar power development in Idaho…

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