City of Boise calls on residents for input on future renewable energy

City of Boise
Posted at 5:00 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 19:00:49-05

The City of Boise is calling on residents for their input in reshaping the community's energy use.

They will be hosting three in-person open houses and one Facebook live open house to gather input from Boiseans to better understand their values and priorities around energy.

In a press release sent out Friday, City of Boise stated, “Boise's energy future is a focused effort to set timelines and actions to achieve a community-wide renewable energy transition for homes and businesses.”

"It's not all about, say just new solar panels on the roof, it's also about efficiency... how can we use energy more wisely, how can we use less energy. It's a big puzzle," said Colin Hickman, Communications Director in the Public Works Department for the City of Boise.

This is all part of Mayor Bieter's announcement in September that the electricity that powers the city of Boise's facilities and operations will be 100% renewable by the year 2030.

The three in-person open houses are listed here:

Tuesday, Dec. 4; 6-8 p.m.
Library! at Hillcrest
5246 W. Overland Road

Saturday, Dec. 8; 10 a.m. - noon
Boise City Hall Lobby
150 N. Capitol Boulevard

Thursday, Dec. 13; 6-8 p.m.
Library! at Bown Crossing
2153 E. Riverwalk Drive

In addition, the city will host a Facebook Live event featuring Boise's Energy Future on Monday, Dec. 10; Noon - 1 p.m.