Our energy system currently relies heavily on fossil fuels and dams. This legacy creates climate-changing carbon pollution and tough swimming for salmon. But times are changing. Join us Friday, May 5, in Boise at the NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference to learn what clean energy options you have and how you can get involved.

Your Chance to Learn and Engage

The goal of this one-day conference is to bring together diverse interests to find common ground and solutions.  Everyone who pays a power bill or wants to breathe clean air has a role to play in this conversation.

Start with an open reception on Thursday, May 4, 5-7 pm, at the Grove Hotel in downtown Boise. At the conference on Friday, you can learn from energy experts and activists and meet like-minded folks from Idaho and across the region. Check out the agenda!

Great Speakers!

Anyone who listens to the news knows that the federal government’s role in energy and climate is rapidly changing. States, cities and individuals will have to step up. Rep. Mike Simpson sits right at the intersection of this dynamic. His keynote address will certainly be entertaining and informative. You can also hear about these issues:

  • And speaking of cities, are you curious about what Boise is doing to reduce carbon pollution? Listen to Boise Public Works Director  Steve Burgos  talk about some innovative and ambitious goals.
  • Idaho’s iconic salmon runs struggle with the chain of dams along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Hear about efforts underway to find common ground among tribes, farmers, anglers, power companies and conservationists.
  • Moving toward a clean energy system while keeping the lights on is a complicated task. I am on a panel with Idaho Power and state regulators to talk about a road map for the future.
  • Transmission lines sprawl across the landscape connecting people and power. Do we need more or not? If so, where?

Add This Info to Your Calendar!

  • When-Thursday, May 4, 5-7 pm, for the reception; Friday, May 5, 8 am-5 pm, for the conference
  • Where-Grove Hotel, 245 S Capitol Blvd, in Boise
  • Register now!