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Idaho Power Seeks to Speed Up Retirement of Nevada Coal Plant

It’s a long way from being a done deal, but Idaho Power has asked the Public Utilities Commission to clear the way for a possible early retirement of…

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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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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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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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Coal Retirements Accelerate; New Renewables Development Outstrips All Else

These continue to be good times for a renewable energy sector on an unstoppable upward glide path – and the remarkable growth we’re seeing in the green energy…

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Idaho Energy Office Moves Forward with EPA Coal Plant Pollution Rules – Failure to Act Would Have EPA Write Idaho’s Compliance Plan Instead

Taking Action on Climate Change

It’s no secret that some Idaho legislators don’t exactly come down on the science side of the climate change issue and would just as soon tell the Environmental…

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Supreme Court’s Surprise Coal Plant Order Shouldn’t Have Huge Effects in Idaho

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this week to delay or “stay” implementation of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to reduce coal plant greenhouse gas emissions is a…

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“Cheap” Idaho Power from Nevada Coal Plant? Not so Much

North Valmy Coal Plant, NV

I can understand Idaho Power’s dilemma regarding its old coal plants. Not long after the newly acquired and slightly used Nissan Leaf found its place in our driveway,…

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PUC Accept Rocky Mountain Power’s Long-Range Plan

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has accepted Rocky Mountain Power’s long-term Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which serves as a roadmap for how the utility plans to meet future…

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Poll: Broad Support for Clean Power Plan Targeting Coal Emissions

This is more a national blurb than an Idaho one, but the message is as important here as anywhere. A new bipartisan poll on President Obama’s Clean Power…

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