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Lemhi looks to forest for energy, economic growth (access required)

Like many others in Idaho, Lemhi County was hit hard by the decline of the timber and mining industries. But with 94 percent of its more than 4,500 square miles owned either by the state or federal government, the rural ...

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Disaster cleanup firm helps restore fire-affected homes (access required)

Residents of two fire-ravaged subdivisions in southeast Boise are only just beginning the process of rebuilding their homes and lives after flames destroyed 10 homes, damaged at least 10 others and claimed one life Aug. 25. But they won’t have ...

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Job cut details remain sketchy at HP’s Boise campus (access required)

Though ongoing layoffs at Hewlett-Packard have been confirmed, the world’s largest technology vendor has steadfastly refused to comment on how many workers it will let go in its Boise-based Imaging and Printing Group (IPG). The job cuts began at the ...

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Want a hybrid? Get in line (access required)

Though this year’s record-breaking gas prices have started to fall slightly in some parts of the country, demand for hybrid and fuel-efficient cars has continued to remain strong. It’s so strong, in fact, that if you’re looking to unload your ...

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Web-to-wireless system helps manage peak power demand (access required)

During southeast Idaho’s hot, dry summers, as much as one-third of the region’s base-load power demand comes from the massive irrigation pumps that keep its agricultural industry alive. But sharing the grid are tens of thousands of air conditioners and ...

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Transit officials looking to future fuel, facility changes (access required)

Valley Regional Transit buses run on low-emissions compressed natural gas (CNG), but officials say in light of emerging technologies and rising costs they’re starting to look at whether that needs to change. “CNG, when it emerged, was a response to ...

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Tech firm helps fight for cyber-security — Focus (access required)

Long gone are the days when vital defense, financial and energy systems could be protected simply by locking doors and checking nametags. As cyberspace has spread, governments and institutions have adapted accordingly, relying on vast Internet-based networks to serve as ...

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INL engineers unroll golden ‘solar skins’ (access required)

Some of the biggest problems with solar energy, according to many energy experts, are that most solar panels are expensive to build, often unwieldy to install and produce energy intermittently and inefficiently. But researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory have ...

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Ethanol pros: Flex-fuel for masses, future (access required)

The auto industry says it’s committed to expanding the use of flex-fuel vehicles – which can run on gasoline and any blend of ethanol up to 85 percent – but two major hurdles have yet to be overcome: a limited ...

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Utilities commission OKs power sale from digester (access required)

Idaho public utility regulators approved an application from Idaho Power Co. Aug. 8 to purchase power from the proposed anaerobic digester plant at the Big Sky Dairy outside Gooding. Owned and operated by Washington-based DF-AP#1 LLC, the 20 year contract ...

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