Regulators release report on viability of nuclear waste storage at Yucca

But it doesn’t mean the Nevada site is safe — or even back on the docket. Judith Lewis Mernit | Oct 23, 2014 “Reid Blasts Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Approval Of Yucca Nuclear Waste Site,” blared a headline last week at Law360, a news site devoted to the legal profession, referring to Nevada’s senior Senator, Harry. “NRC Deems Nuclear […]

Energy Efficiency Improvements in 2013 Saved Ratepayers $3.5 Billion

Source: http://www.nwcouncil.org/news/blog/energy-efficiency-saved-ratepayers-35-billion-in-2013/ nwcouncil.org | Oct. 7 The Pacific Northwest improved its electric energy efficiency in 2013 by 268 average megawatts, an amount of energy equal to the entire electricity load of Oregon and western Montana combined. In terms of savings, the 2013 achievements equal about $3.5 billion that Northwest ratepayers did not have to spend […]

Feds offer $1 billion cleanup contract in Idaho

The Associated Press – October 6, 2014 IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO — Federal officials plan to meet this week with companies interested in a $1 billion contract to clean up radioactive waste at an eastern Idaho nuclear facility. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho Cleanup Project Core, known as ICP Core, is a five-year contract that also […]

Making a Difference: How Idahoans Can Work Toward a Clean Energy Future

Energy Update | Oct. 7

The Snake River Alliance has posted for free download the third edition of its Idaho Energy Guide, designed to help you engage in important energy planning and decisions that directly affect your power bills and where your electricity comes from. In the utility world, the PUC has set a Nov. 13 hearing in Idaho Power’s […]

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