Idaho's state utility says it will phase out coal and use '100 per cent clean energy' by 2045

Mail Online | 3/28/2019 | Ariel Zilber For;Reuters
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Idaho is ditching coal in favor of renewable energy, the state's public utility company says.

Idaho Power says that it plans to have 100 per cent of its energy come from hydroelectric, solar, and wind by the year 2045.

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The company says that its goal is to no longer rely on sources of energy that produce carbon dioxide, National Public Radio reported.

'We believe this goal is attainable,' Idaho Power President and CEO Darrel Anderson said in announcing the plan.

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The public company says it will stop using two coal power plants by 2025.

It is also considering ways to shut down its third - and last - coal plant.

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Idaho Power currently gets about 20 per cent of its energy from coal sources. Almost half of the electricity generated is from hydro power.

To continue with its transition away from fossil fuel-sourced energy, Idaho Power announced a deal to buy electricity from a 120-megawatt solar farm.

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The farm will be built near the town of Twin Falls. The deal is still subject to approval from regulators.

Idaho is the latest state to commit to using 100 per cent clean energy within the coming decades.

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In September, California's then-governor, Jerry Brown, signed a bill requiring the state to source electricity from exclusively carbon-free sources by 2045, a move aimed at combating climate change that clashes with President Trump's pro-fossil fuel policies.

The law makes California the largest global economy to commit to 100 percent clean energy.

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