Energy Update | Sep. 3

The Public Utilities Commission is taking comments on a request by Avista Utilities to recover higher-than-expected power costs from its north Idaho customers, including the cost of having to purchase power from the markets after the huge Colstrip coal plant had a unit shut down for about six months. Meanwhile, you can submit your comments […]

NRC approves radwaste rule; ends reactor licensing moratorium. Magwood phones it in.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners today approved its controversial replacement for its “waste confidence” rule that was slapped down in 2012 by a federal court and also approved a resumption of new reactor licensing and license renewal activities. The new replacement rule essentially gives up on the notion of “confidence” that a permanent high-level radioactive waste […]

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Energy Update | Aug. 6

It’s that time of year – Idaho Power will launch its every-other-year “integrated resource plan” process in which it spends nearly a year to develop a roadmap for meeting future growth in electricity demand. This 2015 IRP will be especially interesting as the company and stakeholders explore how to address coming rules to reduce coal […]

Kelsey Nunez

Kelsey Jae Nunez Named Executive Director of Snake River Alliance

After a rigorous national search and interview process, the Snake River Alliance Board of Directors has hired Kelsey Jae Nunez as the Alliance’s new Executive Director. Nunez, who will assume her leadership of the Alliance in her new capacity on August 11, replaces Liz Woodruff, who left the Alliance this month to pursue other opportunities […]

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