March 27, 2019

THE GREEN OLD DEAL:

Idaho Utility Spurns Coal, Pledges 100 Percent 'Clean' Energy By 2045 (BILL CHAPPELL, 3/27/19, NPR)

Idaho Power plans to stop using coal energy and rely instead on hydroelectric, solar and wind resources, the utility says. The public utility vows that 100 percent of energy will come from "clean" sources by 2045. Public utilities have made similar pledges in only a handful of states.

Idaho Power customers increasingly see clean energy that doesn't rely on carbon dioxide-producing fossil fuels as a priority, the company says.

"We believe this goal is attainable," Idaho Power President and CEO Darrel Anderson said in announcing the plan.

Idaho Power says it has already agreed to stop using two coal power plants by 2025 and that it's considering how to shut down its third and final coal plant.

AOC and company are incapable of doing so, due to ideology, but they'd be best served accepting that their argument was already won and just accelerating the transition via taxes.

Posted by at March 27, 2019 6:25 PM

  

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