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Boise Co-op commits to clean energy
Posted at 8:47 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 10:47:17-04

BOISE, Idaho — A big announcement from a community staple. The Boise Co-op says it's committing to clean energy.

The Co-ops stores in Boise and Meridian are going 100 percent renewable for the rest of 2020 and next year. The Co-op will cover its estimated 2,400-megawatt hours of energy use in 2021 by purchasing 95 percent of its renewable energy from solar plants and five percent from wind turbines through an agreement with Idaho Power and the Green Power program.

“Doing the right thing for our members, our community and the world beyond us has always been at the heart of the Co-op’s values,” said Mo Valko, Director of Marketing at the Boise Co-op. “Going 100% renewable and supporting clean, efficient energy for Idaho and our neighboring states of Oregon and Washington is one way we can fulfill that mission. We are so excited to take this important step in our commitment to sustainability.”

The commitment aligns with Idaho Power's own goal of reaching 100 percent clean energy by 2045.