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Massive water, wind and solar project in Idaho advances

Anderson Ranch Dam.

U.S. officials have initiated a licensing process for a water, wind and solar energy project in southwestern Idaho that could power nearly 300,000 homes. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday said it’s starting consultation with the U.S. Fish and ...

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Joule Case planning for growth through continued crowdfunding  (access required)

There’s a new energy at Joule Case, charged with possibilities of new markets and new products. The company, which was started in an Idaho garage by Alex Livingston and James Wagoner, has had notable success in fundraising to get the ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau hits ‘refresh’ on website (access required)

The Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau (Boise CVB) has unveiled a new, reimagined website under a new URL — visitboise.com. The new website is described as offering business travelers, active families and outdoor enthusiasts the ability to plan their vacation ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ INL joins other national labs in carbon emissions reduction efforts (access required)

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In coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is joining three other national laboratories in demonstrating clean energy solutions. These four labs have been selected as pilot laboratories because they conduct advanced energy research that can ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ Idaho senator joins efforts to increase US energy production (access required)

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, has announced he has joined Ranking Member John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, to introduce legislation that, if approved, would increase robust energy development and production in the United States. The first bill, the Lease Now Act, would require ...

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US releases environmental study for new Idaho test reactor (access required)

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U.S. officials have released an environmental study for a proposed nuclear test reactor to be built in eastern Idaho that backers say is needed to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants. The ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Albertsons expands its smart cart pilot program (access required)

a photo of one of the Idaho Business Review's shoppers trying out the smart shopping cart on trial at the Eagle Albertsons.

Albertsons will expand its pilot smart cart program, according to the firm’s current smart cart provider, Veeve. Veeve issued a statement on the expansion on May 19. Albertsons’ trial run of Veeve’s smart cart started in November 2021, when the ...

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Drivers need training for new automotive technology, AAA finds  (access required)

According to AAA studies, new owners of cars with adaptive cruise control technology need training to use it safely and effectively — and Idaho car dealers say they are on it. “We’re asking for vehicle manufacturers and consumers to meet in ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Micron passed the 50,000 patent milestone (access required)

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Micron claimed its bragging rights on May 11 when it passed having 50,000 registered patents. The Boise-founded and -based Fortune 500 corporation announced its achievement on May 11. Micron’s 50,000th patent caps what is widely recognized to be the most ...

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