wind

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…
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 and Rain Rip Through Magic
(KLIX)- Tuesday trees, sheds, and anything not anchored down were thrown around by strong winds that blew through the Magic Valley. Heavy rain and wind gusts more than 50 miles an hour did its share of damage. The storm kept emergency crews busy for some time...
Winds Gusting Up To 55 MPH in Twin Falls
There is currently a Wind Advisory in effect in the Magic Valley until 8pm tonight. Winds are gusting up to 55 miles per hour so we did what any rational radio station would do: we sent Nate Bird out in it.
Idaho Power Co. Must Buy Wind Electricity
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says Idaho Power's long-term purchase agreement with wind farms means that it must buy electricity from the farms even when demand for power is low. The commission's decision, reached Thursday, is good news for Idaho wind f…
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…
China Mountain Wind Farm Delayed
There’s probably going to be at least a two year delay in any decision to build a huge wind farm in southwest Twin Falls County.  The Times News reports that the proposed China Mountain wind farm project is being put on hold for now so the BLM can formulate a plan that will prot…
Saturday Storm Through Magic Valley Surprises Many
The winter storm that blew through Southern Idaho early Saturday morning surprised quite a few motorists.  It was blizzard conditions early Saturday but it didn’t last long leaving only a skiff of white stuff that was pretty much gone by later in the morning.
Winds Wreak Havoc In Southern Idaho
From Boise to Jerome county yesterday's storm brought wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour in some places. In Twin falls wind gusts were clocked at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.  Thousands of folks were left without power for a short time in the wake of the storm...
Wind Power Turned On In Magic Valley
Idaho’s largest wind power project is now up and running here in the Magic Valley.  The half a billion dollar project includes 122 turbines at 11 separate locations near Hagerman, Bliss and Burley.  The joint project by GE Energy Financial Services, Exergy Development Group  and others is now produc…