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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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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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Three’s Company: Two More Utilities Join Idaho Power’s Solar Fight

By Ken Miller Just when it looked like the battle over whether utilities should buy electricity from solar farms couldn’t get more crowded, Idaho’s two other big utilities…

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Crunch Time for Idaho Power’s Integrated Resource Plan

It’s one of the greatest shows in power planning: Idaho Power’s every-other-year Integrated Resource Plan. It’s not just for energy wonks, and it’s about to get really interesting….

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Submitted to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission on 12-22-14: Snake River Alliance Comments on Idaho Power Company’s Application For Authority to Fund Its Continued Participation in the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Through the Energy Efficiency Rider for the Period 2015-2019 (IPC-E-14-38).

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ACEEE Ranks Idaho 30th in 2014 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

The nation’s premiere energy efficiency think tank has bumped Idaho up 1 point from its 2013 ranking in its 2014 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, but our middling ranking…

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This Week’s Energy Factoid: Look at Those LEDs Go!

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has new data out that show light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs keep getting better and better – and EIA doesn’t even mention that most…

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It’s Halloween! Do You Know Where Your Electricity-Sucking Vampires Are!?

So you think you’ve dealt with any vampires and phantoms that might be haunting your home this Halloween? Not so fast, goblins – if you’re like most of…

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Energy Efficiency Improvements in 2013 Saved Ratepayers $3.5 Billion

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…

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PUC Puts Risk of Coal on Idaho Power by Ken Miller

“PUC puts risk of coal on Idaho Power” That headline atop the Idaho Statesman Dec. 3 front page summed up one of the most important electric utility cases…

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