Idaho’s largest utility announced today that it had set a goal of providing "100 percent clean energy" by 2045. Dubbed the "Clean Today, Cleaner Tomorrow" initiative, Idaho Power reiterated its commitment to turn away from coal and invest more in alternative energy sources such as solar and wind. As an example, Idaho Power also announced this morning that it was entering into an agreement with owners of a soon-to-be-built solar farm south of Twin Falls. The 20-year pact with Jackpot Holdings would need approval from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. The contract would see Idaho Power pay a little less than 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour, one of the lowest-cost solar contracts in the U.S. Idaho Governor Brad Little and Boise Mayor Dave Bieter were quick to praise Idaho Power’s new goal. “This plan demonstrates Idaho Power’s commitment to doing what’s right for customers’ pocketbooks and the environment,” said Little in a prepared statement. “It also shows innovation can improve our lives with solutions that are reasonably priced, responsible and delivered without government intrusion.” “This is an ambitious goal that illustrates Idaho Power’s commitment to the future of the communities they serve,” said Bieter in a prepared statement. “It’s exciting […]


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