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.
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What Will It Take to Catalyze the Energy Transition?

Vastly higher clean energy targets are essential to empower the international community to make the leap to a sustainable future, according to Richard Heinberg, coauthor of “Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy.” In this interview, he delves into the practical challenges involved in the global transition to renewable power sources.

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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