June Clean Energy News


EV Chargers in Idaho

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is gathering statewide public feedback to determine where to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program, Idaho will receive nearly $30 million to build our EV charging infrastructure. 

Feedback from Idaho residents will help ITD determine where these charging stations are most needed. You can find more information about the NEVI program and take the online survey on the program’s website. The full public meetings can be found below:

TAKE ACTION: Salmon Recovery

Removing the four Lower Snake River Dams (LSRD) is essential to saving our salmon, along with the orcas, their ecosystems, and communities that depend on them. Last week, a long awaited report by Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Patty Murray confirmed that removal is achievable. 

The report shows that we can replace the energy production with carbon free sources, replace the other services provided by the dams, return critically important salmon and land to native tribes, create 25,000 new family wage jobs, and generate $1billion annually for the region. 

Take Action: Submit comments before July 11th, urging the Northwest’s congressional members and governors to follow the science and implement a plan to save our salmon.

Water Storage Renewable Power Station Project

The Water Storage Renewable Power Station Project, a proposed project in Elmore County, would combine wind, solar, and water to generate power for up to 300,000 homes. If approved, the station would use wind and solar energy to pump water between two nearby reservoirs in order to generate electricity. The project is being proposed by Cat Creek Energy. More information about the project can be found here.