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About That Massive Elmore County Energy Generation Project

Eyebrows were raised last week when the Idaho Statesman’s Rocky Barker reported some of the details of a huge proposed “pumped storage” electricity generation project that would include…

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‘Solarize the Valley’ Sparks Interest Among Those Wanting to Move to Clean Energy

 As we reported in our last Idaho Energy Update, a bold new partnership between Idaho’s first clean energy advocacy organization and two popular solar power installers continues to…

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Idaho Power ‘Leaning Against’ Expensive Investments to Extend Dirty Coal Plants

Idaho Power’s president and chief executive officer told company shareholders and industry analysts last month in the most encouraging terms to date that he’s not inclined to commit…

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PUC Approvals Result in 3.77 Percent Idaho Power Rate Hikes Effective June 1

Idaho Power electricity customers’ rates rose another 3.77 percent as a result of two annual utility adjustment filings recently approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. The first…

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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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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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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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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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