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Idaho Power Tells PUC It May Want to Revisit Rooftop Solar Rules

Just as clean energy advocates roll out our campaign to make it easier to install solar panels on Idaho rooftops, Idaho Power has advised state regulators it plans…

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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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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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BLM Releases Latest Enviro Statement for Huge Wyoming-Idaho Transmission Line

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released its Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the final two segments of the proposed Gateway West Transmission Line…

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Idaho Power Reports Energy Efficiency Savings Rose in 2015

The state’s largest electric utility told the Idaho PUC this week it saw a 12 percent increase in energy savings by customers participating in its efficiency and conservation…

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Utility-Sized Solar Farm Continues to Bloom South of Boise

If you’ve taken a drive south of Boise on Cloverdale Road in Ada County recently, you may have happened upon what seems to be a desert mirage. But…

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Northwest Power Council OKs Positive Regional Power Plan

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The NW Power & Conservation Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the four-state Northwest Regional Power Plan, a green energy roadmap showing how Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and…

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Idaho Power Shoots for March 31 to Offer Incentives for ‘Smart Thermostats’

Idaho Power, which serves a part of eastern Oregon for about 5 percent of its total customer base, has asked Oregon utility regulators to allow it to offer…

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New PUC Commissioner Anderson Has Quick Confirmation Hearing

Wednesday was confirmation hearing day for former Rep. Eric Anderson, a five-term GOP House member from Priest River in the Idaho Panhandle who was appointed by Gov. Butch…

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Electricity from Nevada Coal Plants is Not a Great Deal

Utilities using out-of-state coal-fired power plants to generate electricity for Idahoans have said that the power is relatively cheap. But, the Snake River Alliance has looked closely at…

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