Climate change is real. Yet Idaho Power resists the development of solar energy. Idaho Power is asking the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for policy changes that would shut down the possibility for significant solar development in Idaho. The details of this case are complex. The concept is simple. The sun shines a lot here; there are companies wanting to invest in solar power and create clean energy jobs. Right now, almost half of our electricity in southern Idaho comes from burning fossil fuel. Tell the PUC that as bill payers we want Idaho Power to encourage, not discourage, solar. PUC public hearing: 7 p.m. Wednesday, 472 W. Washington St., Boise. If we don’t speak up for the future, who will?
Anne Hausrath, Boise