Boise's Energy Future

Our Plan for 100% Clean Electricity by 2035

Charting a Course for our Energy Future

The Boise City Council recently adopted a bold goal of 100% citywide clean electricity by 2035. The electricity goal, as well as goals around natural gas and geothermal energy are part of a project called Boise’s Energy Future, focused on setting measurable and achievable clean electricity and efficiency goals for the entire city.

In development for over a year, the plan was guided by City of Boise staff and a stakeholder group of community organizations and businesses including local utilities. The plan was developed with extensive public outreach, including a citywide survey in partnership with Boise State University. Highlights from the survey include 77% of polled citizens either strongly or somewhat agreeing with the city’s effort to establish goals to reduce energy use and transition to clean electricity.

The plan includes a list of six actionable electricity strategies with practical targets that demonstrate a cost-effective path to 100% clean electricity. Boise residents currently spend approximately $245 million dollars per year on energy in their homes, businesses, institutions, and industrial processes, 75% of which is spent on electricity and 25% on natural gas.

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Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is an important part of our community’s plan goals to reduce energy use and transition to clean electricity.  Achieving our community’s energy efficiency goals will require action by our residents and businesses to make changes in their behavior to reduce energy use and to take specific actions that improve the efficiency in their homes and businesses.

Our electricity and natural gas utilities, Idaho Power and Intermountain Gas, are also taking actions that support energy efficiency.  Both utilities offer several programs that help residents and businesses be more efficient, save money on their utility bills and offer rebates or incentives for specific actions, in whichresidents and businesses may already be doing.

To learn more, visit Idaho Power and Intermountain Gas

For residents and businesses seeking additional information about energy efficiency, please visit the Energy Saver Program provided by the United States Department of Energy.

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