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Sierra Club’s Waterman tells how he would replace Idaho Power’s coal

The Sierra Club’s Idaho Representative Zack Waterman has been charged by a grizzly bear and offered a seat at the desk of the Vice President by Joe Biden while interning at the White House. In Idaho he’s working on the

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Simpson, Labrador support bill that helps out-of-state coal plants

Idaho Republican Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador today supported legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations that could affect Idaho Power’s coal plants in Wyoming and Nevada. The Electricity Security and Affordability Act,

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Idaho PUC urges Idaho Power to collaborate on energy future

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission told Idaho Power this week it expects the utility to “collaborate with stakeholders on how best to use energy efficiency as a resource.” The commission made the statement in an order accepting Idaho Power’s two-year

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Idaho Power prepares to take its case for coal to the public

Idaho Power will make its case in November for investing $130 million in environmental upgrades for the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant near Rock Springs, Wyo. The utility that serves nearly 500,000 customers in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon has

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