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Energy efficiency rebate program begins

Starting March 25, purchases of energy-efficient appliances will be eligible for rebates. The Idaho Office of Energy Resources has $1.2 million in stimulus funds to distribute to Idaho residents who upgrade to Energy Star appliances. The agency said in a ...

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Idaho Power customers save more energy in ‘09

Idaho Power Co. customers saved 23 percent more kilowatt hours of electricity through company-offered programs in 2009 compared to 2008, Idaho Power said in its Demand-Side Management 2009 Annual Report. The report was filed with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission ...

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Takeover bids heat up over Sterling Mining (access required)

Positioning remains everything in the attempts to takeover the famed Sunshine Mine in Idaho’s Silver Valley near Coeur d’Alene. Three potential buyers of the bankrupt Sterling Mining, which owns and operates the mine, have emerged after a series of court ...

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Rates paid to small-power producers decline

The rates that regulated utilities pay small-power producers have decreased significantly due to declining natural gas prices, a new price forecast by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council says. Under the provisions of the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act ...

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Idaho-designed wind turbine secures patent (access required)

Blackhawk Project LLC, based in the WaterCooler business incubator on West Idaho Street in Boise, now has a patent for its wind turbine. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on March 16 issued Patent No. 7,677,862 B2 for the vertical-axis ...

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Vale Wine Co. heads to UI Caldwell facility

Vale Wine Co. is moving production from the former Urban Winemakers Cooperative in Garden City to the University of Idaho business and technology incubator on Chicago Street in Caldwell. John and Vicki Danielson own Vale Wine Co. and initially will ...

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