Idaho News

The following news clips highlight Idaho involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

November 20, 2013

DOI Approves New High-Voltage Transmission Line in Wyoming and Idaho

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced approval of the majority of the proposed Gateway West Transmission Line Project, a 990-mile, high-voltage line in Wyoming and Idaho. More

November 20, 2013

Energy Department Invests More Than $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy

The Energy Department announced that nine tribal clean energy projects will receive more than $7 million. More

September 4, 2013

Cost Gap for Western Renewables Could Narrow by 2025: NREL

A new Energy Department study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies. More

July 25, 2013

Colorado State Capitol Gets Geothermal System

The Colorado state Capitol's new geothermal heating and cooling system, expected to save $100,000 annually, recently came online in Denver. More

February 16, 2011

DOE Finalizes Loan Guarantee for New Transmission Project in Southwest

DOE has announced that it has finalized a $343 million loan guarantee, supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to develop the One Nevada Transmission Line, which will carry 600 megawatts of electricity including renewable energy power. More

October 7, 2009

DOE Delivers $72 Million to Seven States and Territories for Clean Energy

To support local energy efficiency projects and conservation efforts, DOE has awarded Recovery Act funds to Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, and the U.S. Virgin Islands under its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. More

July 1, 2009

DOE Awards $454 Million for Clean Energy in 18 States

The states of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington. and West Virginia have received $454 million in Recovery Act funds through DOE's State Energy Program. More

June 17, 2009

Federal Agencies to Assist with Clean Energy Development in the West

DOE and the Western Governor's Association released a report on June 15 that identifies 37 "hubs" for renewable energy in the western United States, plus 17 in western Canada and in Baja California. The hubs could yield nearly 200,000 megawatts of renewable power, and DOE and other federal agencies will strive to help make that happen. More

November 19, 2008

BLM Offers Geothermal Leases in Utah, Idaho, and Oregon

Utah, Idaho, and Oregon have significant geothermal energy resources, even though only three geothermal power plants have been built in the three states. To encourage more development, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer nearly 200,000 acres for lease in December. More

October 20, 2008

National Governors Association, General Motors, and 10 States to Develop Ethanol Infrastructure

The National Governors Association has announced it has brokered partnerships between General Motors Corporation and 10 states to enhance access to E85. The partnerships will work to select the best pump locations and advance development and usage of the states' E85 infrastructure. More

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