May Clean Energy News


2022 Primary Election 

To complete Idaho’s transition to 100% clean energy, we need to elect leaders who represent Idaho values, and who will work to advance conservation policy while in office. This year’s primary election was a critical opportunity to ensure pro-clean energy candidates made it onto the ballot for the upcoming general election. We worked with several partners to elect common sense candidates up and down the ballot, contacting well over half a million voters. Click here to find out more about this election cycle. 

Support our Clean Energy Work

Our success at CVI is made possible through the generous support and donations from members like you. For the next two weeks, you can support our programs to expand clean energy throughout Idaho by participating in our Spring Auction. This year’s selection of auction items is our best yet! Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, we have items for outdoor lovers of all kinds – from e-bike rentals and gear to a Sun Valley getaway and original artwork. I am also excited to share that my talented mom, Denise McGoldrick, was kind enough to donate one of her amazing paintings to the auction this year. 

Boise Mayor McLean’s State of the City

On May 18th, Mayor McLean delivered her first in-person State of the City Address. In addition to discussing critical issues like childcare, homelessness, property taxes, and housing, the Mayor outlined crucial investments in climate action and open space protections. 

Mayor McLean emphasized compelling initiatives such as improving green space accessibility, expanding our nation-leading geothermal system, electrifying our fire stations and fire engines, utilizing the Water Renewal Bond, growing our climate economy, building our canal pathways, electrifying new city buildings, and planting over 13,500 trees.

Clean School Bus Program Begins

Over the past year, CVI has reached out to all 117 Idaho school districts to encourage applications for clean school bus rebates. We have distributed our Clean School Bus Fact Sheet, connected with manufacturers to bring buses to Idaho, reached out to school trustees and staff, and presented at local conferences. The first grant cycle is now open, and we need your help to work with local school districts. Please reply to this email if you are interested in helping CVI electrify student transportation and improve children’s health in your district.

Nez Perce Tribe Renewable Energy Cooperative

At the third annual Salmon Orca Summit, the Nez Perce Tribe announced their plan to build a tribe-to-tribe renewable energy utility cooperative, the long-term goal being to generate enough electricity to replace the energy produced by the four lower Snake River dams. You can learn more about the Salmon Orca Project here. 

Garden City Climate Action Artwalk

To build public awareness and support for federal climate action, we’ve teamed up  with the Garden City Placemaking Fund and local artists to install six climate-focused murals across Garden City. Earlier this month, we kicked off the mural collection, known as the Garden City Climate Action Art Walk, with a celebration of the first two murals by Lorelle Rau and Miguel Almeida. Read more about the project here, or check out the coverage by the Idaho Press and KTVB. Swing by Coiled Wines and Zion Warne Studio in the city’s Live-Work-Create District on Chinden Boulevard to check out the completed murals in person!

Thank you for being a clean energy supporter!