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Got green power?

Director Bob Boren reported that the Idaho Consumer-owned Utilities Association (ICUA) has passed a resolution to get hydroelectric power reclassified as "green" energy. The resolution next goes on to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for consideration at the regional and national levels.

Boren told The Challis Messenger after the meeting that water is a renewable resource, and there are federal financial rewards for the use of renewable, green power. Yes, the turbines in hydroelectric dams kill salmon and other fish, but so do other so-called "green" power such as wind turbines kill birds, he said.

Boren said Blaine County residents are opposing a coal-fired power plant proposed for Jerome County because they live downwind from it.
There's been talk that SREC should look into coal as a possible future power source.

The co-op is keeping its eye on a coal-fired plant in Utah as another possibility and is studying the feasibility of wind turbines with several test sites.

Bitton had told members at the annual meeting that SREC plans to explore local generation of power. It all depends on whether the alternate electricity will be cheaper than the hydropower SREC purchases from BPA.
Boren told The Challis Messenger after the meeting that water is a renewable resource, and there are federal financial rewards for the use of renewable, green power. Yes, the turbines in hydroelectric dams kill salmon and other fish, but so do other so-called "green" power such as wind turbines kill birds, he said.

Boren said Blaine County residents are opposing a coal-fired power plant proposed for Jerome County because they live downwind from it.
There's been talk that SREC should look into coal as a possible future power source.

The co-op is keeping its eye on a coal-fired plant in Utah as another possibility and is studying the feasibility of wind turbines with several test sites.

Bitton had told members at the annual meeting that SREC plans to explore local generation of power. It all depends on whether the alternate electricity will be cheaper than the hydropower SREC purchases from BPA.

Source: http://www.challismessenger...

DEC 23 2005
https://www.windaction.org/posts/799-got-green-power
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