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What’s Happening at WIPP? What Does It Mean for the Rest of Us?

By Beatrice Brailsford Sites across the US Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons complex have sent more than 11,890 shipments of plutonium waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot…

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Storm Clouds Over Solar? We’re Working to Help Make Sure Idaho’s Young Solar Industry Will Survive

By Ken Miller We’re asked a lot these days if we think the state’s largest electric utility has it out for solar power. That’s an unsettled question. We…

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Idaho’s Solar Power “PURPA” Battles Heating Up at PUC

As expected, the contest over the future of utility-scale solar power to deliver clean, affordable, and abundant energy to Idaho Power’s customers began in earnest on Jan. 30,…

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PUC Approves 5 Idaho Power Solar Contracts; Expresses Concerns over PURPA

Despite the conditions referenced above, there is a bright side: The PUC has approved five solar power contracts with Idaho Power that would total about $322.5 million over…

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