Idaho

Idaho

Ben Otto

Idaho Values Energy-Efficient Choices

Saving energy and money is popular in Idaho. But distributed generation policy has been a sticking point for the state’s solar market lately. This has included controversies related to utility-scale solar and net metering costs, said Benjamin Otto, energy associate at Idaho Conservation League. Some of these negotiations have gone well, he said in this interview. Meanwhile, energy efficiency has continued to have steady support in the state.

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External News

Will the Green New Deal Work? Here's What the Research Says

The Green New Deal that some Democrats are now championing is unlike anything this country has ever done before. But scientists have been studying policies like these for decades. And their research can tell us a bit about what might happen if we pass this sweeping new vision for climate action and economic equality.
Commentary

5 Things to Look for in the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal means different things to different people. In some ways, that’s part of its appeal. On the other hand, a Green New Deal can’t mean anything anyone wants it to, or it will come to mean nothing at all.
Green community in Germany

US Developers Still See a Future for Renewable Energy PPAs

Developers in the United States believe that there is still room to maintain an adequate level of return for their power-purchase agreements (PPAs). Electricity prices in recent years have plummeted both for PPAs and in the wholesale market. Even so, developers believe that they can benefit from the expected decrease in capital costs and the increasing clean energy interest from companies.
External News

Let’s Keep the Green New Deal Grounded in Science

The promise of a Green New Deal has become a galvanizing force in United States politics, inspiring climate activists and building much-needed pressure behind a sweeping federal climate plan.

Idaho Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 5.50 / 8
Utilities:
Score 5.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 1.50 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
53 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
14 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
9 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
83%

of people in Idaho support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(-1 of the national average)
(est. 873,567 of 1,047,606 adults)

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