Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. Carbon pollution from dirty coal plants is one of the leading contributors to climate change worldwide. That’s why, in 2006, CVI worked to place a moratorium on new coal-fired power plants. To this day there have been no coal plants constructed in Idaho.
Still, Idaho gets almost 50% of its energy from dirty coal.
It is critical that we begin reducing our emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases responsible for global warming, which means modernizing the way we produce and consume energy.
Idaho has an abundance of renewable energy, from solar to geothermal. We should take this opportunity to develop Idaho energy and create Idaho jobs. In this way both our environment and our economy can win.
Now is the time to move towards a clean, renewable energy future.