Boise, Idaho – Sept. 16, 2021 – Today, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean announced that the City of Boise will be able to meet their 100% clean electricity commitment for City of Boise government facilities by 2023, surpassing their original goal date of 2030.
“We applaud the City of Boise and Idaho Power for their continued leadership in advancing climate action policy,” said Ryan McGoldrick, Conservation Voters for Idaho’s program coordinator.
“The City’s announcement that they will achieve their 100% clean electricity goal seven years earlier than their original commitment date demonstrates how workable clean energy is for Idaho communities,” said McGoldrick. “Three out of four Idahoans are now living in communities that benefit from city, county, or utility clean energy commitments. The partnership between the City of Boise and Idaho Power demonstrates the good that can happen when we come together to achieve proactive solutions that balance conservation with policies that make economic sense.”
Conservation Voters for Idaho, a statewide conservation group, actively works with local communities like the City of Boise to enact climate action policy and clean energy commitments.
In addition to Boise’s clean energy commitments, in just the last three years Idaho has seen similar commitments from the cities of Meridian, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Ketchum, Hailey, Bellevue, Ada and Blaine Counties and Idaho’s two largest utilities, Idaho Power and Avista Utilities.