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Nuclear Updates

The Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission will meet Tuesday, January 17, from 8 am to 3 pm in the Lincoln Auditorium of the State Capitol. Here’s the…

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Newspaper Series Offers Glimpse into How Idaho Leaders View Climate Change

A collaborative series of articles by four Idaho newspapers featured a healthy helping of Idaho climate change information – especially as viewed through the eyes of decision makers…

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Who Says Idahoans Don’t Believe in Climate Change?

Ever wonder how many Idahoans believe climate change is actually happening, whether humans have anything to do with it, how we compare with those in other states or…

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Comments Due Dec. 18 on NW Power Council’s Draft 7th Power Plan

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council is taking public comments through Friday, Dec. 18, on its draft 7th Power Plan, which is the primary electricity power planning document…

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State and Utilities Start Talking About Idaho’s Energy Future – Without the Public

On Aug. 17, the state’s energy office, several state officials and several of its regulated utilities began discussing, among other things, how Idaho will comply with the sweeping…

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For Idaho, the Real Opportunities Begin With Our New Clean Power Plan

The long-awaited national Clean Power Plan has been released and is still being sliced and diced every which-way to see how Idaho and other states will be affected….

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Still No Word on Legislature’s “Solar Energy Task Force”

We reported a month ago that state legislative leaders had created a “Solar Energy Task Force” charged to “study the effects of solar energy” in Idaho. To date,…

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Nuclear Navy’s Final Port of Call

Starting in 1957, every scrap of spent fuel from the nuclear Navy has come to Idaho. The nuclear Navy plans to continue to send its spent fuel to…

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Idaho, Coal Plants, and the Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is about to roll out one of the most sweeping and complex environmental programs ever – the Clean Power Plan, designed to sharply…

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Spent Fuel “Research” Shipment Will Pave Way for Tons More

At the beginning of 2015, the DOE succeeded in wresting a preliminary agreement from Idaho’s Governor and Attorney General to allow two shipments of “research quantities” of commercial…

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