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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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Lawmakers Dial Back Their Hybrid Hate

Idaho legislators, who last year singled out fuel-efficient hybrid owners by zapping them with an arbitrary $75 fee to register their cars because, well, they save gasoline, seem…

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Senate Approves and Sends House Divisive Natural Gas Drilling Bill

Voting 31-4, the Senate on Thursday approved and sent to the House a controversial bill touted by pro-gas drilling supporters as “streamlining” the permit process for new oil…

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Idaho Legislative Leadership Creates “Solar Energy Task Force”

Just as Idaho’s solar power battles are at a peak, leaders in the Idaho Legislature have quietly created a “Solar Energy Task Force” that is charged “To study…

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Idaho said “NO” in 1990 – and we still do.

Idaho Says No By Keith Schneider; Keith Schneider is a New York Times national correspondent based in Washington; his coverage of the nuclear weapons industry won a 1989…

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Comment on the Idaho Energy Plan Now! — Lisa Young

The Idaho Legislature’s Interim Committee on Energy, Environment, and Technology is still accepting public comments on the draft 2012 Idaho Energy Plan and revising it in preparation for…

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Nov. 22 Idaho Energy Update: Tough Day for State Energy Plan

Idaho Energy Update November 22, 2011 Clean energy advocates are starting to wonder whether the Legislature is cooking up a turkey in the form of a revised Idaho…

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Oct. 4 Idaho Energy Update: New Utility Coal Report, Rate Cases & Idaho Energy Plan Revisions

Idaho Energy Update October 4, 2011 The Snake River Alliance has released the first of two reports on the use of coal-fired generation by Idaho’s three electric utilities,…

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Rewriting Idaho’s Energy Plan … Without You — Ken Miller

The state entity helping the Legislature revise the 2007 Idaho Energy Plan has finally sent lawmakers its draft 2012 Idaho Energy Plan – but not before utility interests…

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Oct. 27 Idaho Energy Update: Get Involved Edition

Idaho Energy Update October 27, 2011 Welcome to the Get Involved Edition of the Idaho Energy Update. A number of public comment and engagement opportunities are on tap…

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