Electricity

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…
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
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…

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