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Ask yourself what’s changed in your world that you just missed

Think quick: What are the two colors of a Yield sign? That was the question Futurist Jack Uldrich used to make his point that the world is changing all around us and we often miss the details. I answered yellow

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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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Green Power programs grew except at Idaho Power

Despite the economy, electric customers throughout the Northwest were willing to pay more to buy green power. A new report shows 13% more customers signed up for green power programs across more than 60 utilities in the Northwest between 2010

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Idaho Power reaches settlement to quit paying to cut peak power use for a year

Idaho Power Co. reached a settlement with irrigators and environmental groups that will allow it to operate its power plants instead of paying customers for using less power during peak periods. The settlement, which still must be approved by the

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