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Wind Jobs in Trouble
(AP)-Warning that tens of thousands of jobs are at stake, governors in wind energy states are calling on Congress to renew an expiring tax break. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said at a teleconference Tuesday that uncertainty over the future of the wind energy production ta…
Idaho Power Sends Crews to Help with Sandy Aftermath
BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Power crews and equipment are being readied for a Monday morning departure to the state of New York to assist Long Island Power Authority, and help restore power to the hundreds of thousands of customers affected by Hurricane Sandy...
Nuclear Developer’s Assest’s could be Frozen
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Securities and Exchange Commission lawyers want a federal judge to again freeze assets of a would-be Idaho nuclear power developer, saying its founder hid use of the company's dwindling cash for a sham investment scheme...
Power Regulators Sign Off on Energy Savings Plan
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state agency that regulates utilities has approved $42 million in expenses incurred by Idaho Power Co. to reduce demand and encourage smart energy use. The Public Utilities Commission signed off the company's plan Tuesday, saying the vast majority of those costs we…
Power Company wants Regulators to Rethink Wind
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power Co. wants federal regulators to reconsider their September ruling forbidding utilities from rejecting electricity from wind farms during certain periods of low demand. The state's biggest utility on Monday told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission its S…
Idahoans Weary of Wind Power
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new poll by the Idaho Statesman shows Idaho consumers are not so enthusiastic about wind energy if it means higher monthly power bills. The newspaper also reported that (http://bit.ly/XkA3ZA
Wind Engergy Developers Weary of Idaho Power Companies
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A fight over Idaho alternative energy rules is sending out international shockwaves, with a Greek construction company saying utilities' demands to skirt their contractual obligations to buy power from wind farms are a threat to its business...
Storms Race Across Magic Valley
(KLIX)- Sundays batch of rough weather kept emergency personnel busy. Thunderstorms rolled through much of the Magic Valley with strong winds, multiple lightning strikes and some heavy rains. There were numerous reports of fires sparked by lightening as well as reports of power lines and trees being…
Funding Drained for Energy Office
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's energy office is running out of money because royalties from federal geothermal leases haven't materialized and federal stimulus cash is drying up. Among possibilities in discussion to cover the Office of Energy Resources' expenses: A surcharge on Ida…

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