Idaho

IdahoThanks to its extensive renewable energy resources, Idaho generates most of its electricity from renewables – 70%, to be exact.1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1Bpdvsj
Hydropower, in particular, is a significant contributor to the state’s energy portfolio, producing close to half of Idaho’s electricity.2
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration
http://1.usa.gov/1EEB9D0


However, the state has much more to offer than hydropower. Idaho’s geothermal energy generation is 6th in the U.S.,3
Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1GQqGHc
and its wind energy industry grew by a whopping 35% in 2013.4
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1EOdJO5


Yet, the state has no renewable portfolio standard, no statewide net-metering policy, and moreover, Idaho's public utility commission recently reduced PURPA contracts for renewable energy from 20 years to 2 years.5
Source:
Idaho Statesman, August 2015
http://bit.ly/1YfTYGH
Consequently, Idaho’s clean energy industry is somewhat stalled. Without more adaptive, innovative energy policy, Idaho's energy economy may not exhibit sustained growth moving forward.

Learn more about energy in Idaho with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.


Latest Tweets

EnergyFactCheck
#Renewable #energy is making the #power system more reliable, secure and economic! Get the facts: https://t.co/7S23YPtcvV
EnergyFactCheck
America’s biggest #grid operators are reliably integrating large amounts of #renewable #energy today! https://t.co/miAoLWKfsv
EnergyFactCheck
Business Groups Send Dept. of @Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect Electric Reliability. Read:… https://t.co/ECJ5vV2CJv
EnergyFactCheck
Since 2008, the cost of five clean #energy technologies has declined between 40% and 94% https://t.co/8ZnWeNomui… https://t.co/uIqkYeGPWb
EnergyFactCheck
New world record for cheapest #offshore #wind just set in Denmark by @VattenfallGroup https://t.co/dX8AvEFH1W https://t.co/Kqqea2bQ3j

DAILY FACT

Events

No events