Alternative energy foes, proponents say PUC ruling gave them something

Federal money is available from U.S. Department of Commerce for food processors to assist them in meeting food safety standards, and that money does not have to be accounted for under the governor's executive order asking agencies to catalog federal funds they receive.

In a long-awaited decision involving wind and solar energy, the Idaho Public Utilities Commission established new rules and regulations for such projects, says an Associated Press story in the Idaho Press-Tribune.

Both sides involved in the issue–those favoring alternative energy projects and those opposed due to the high cost of paying for such power–found something to like in the decision. Wind and solar projects are now limited by size in qualifying for federal contracts, but the commission did not strike down a provision that establishes 20-year contracts. Utilities in the state wanted five-year agreements.







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