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U.S. Geothermal picks up more ownership at Neal Hot Springs Project

Boise-based U.S. Geothermal Inc., a renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, has acquired two underlying geothermal mineral ownership interests at the Neal Hot Springs project in eastern Oregon. U.S. Geothermal President ...

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GE invests in Twin Falls wind project

Maintaining momentum in its renewable energy investing, GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE has made an equity investment in Idaho’s largest wind power project. The almost $500 million portfolio of 11 wind farms under construction was developed by ...

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Homebuyers tax credit extension fails

A Senate jobless aid bill that included an amendment extending the homebuyers tax credit until September 30 failed to pass the Senate on June 24. The vote was 57-41, three short of the 60 needed to beat a Republican filibuster. ...

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Utility seeks ruling to reclaim investment

Idaho Power Co. is seeking a favorable ruling from state regulators that would allow the utility to recover more than $50 million invested over two years on energy efficient programs. The state’s biggest utility claims it spent a combined $50.7 ...

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Architecture billings index declines

After three months of improving conditions, the Architecture Billings Index fell nearly three points. As a leading economic indicator of the construction industry, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve months lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. ...

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Deadlock remains on future of Boise bureau (access required)

The future of the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau remained in doubt this week with no resolution to an impasse that has threatened the entire group’s budget next year. The board chair of the Greater Boise Auditorium District, which is ...

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