League of Women Voters of Pocatello
"Making Democracy Work"
February thru May 2016
Feb. 24 - LWVP Meeting - Fair Share Idaho, 7 p.m. SICOG Conference Room, 214 E. Center
March 9 - LWVP Movie Night - Suffragette, 8 p.m. Bengal Theater, ISU Student Union, 921 S. 8th Ave.
March 23 - Naturalization Ceremony, 4 p.m., Federal Court Building, 801 E. Sherman
April 11 - Environmental Forum - Embracing Clean Energy (see ENERGY section below), 7 p.m. Pocatello City Hall, 911 N. 7th Ave.
Pocatello League of Women Voters, Portneuf Resource Council & Snake River Alliance are co-sponsoring a forum featuring Ken Miller (Snake River Alliance Clean Power Advisor, Lawrence Beaty (ISU Energy Systems Technology Education Center, and Bob Steinlicht (Power County Building Inspector). They will address:
-Clean Power in Idaho
-Power County's Turbine and Solar Projects
TBA LWVP Annual Meeting
Embracing Clean Energy Forum
Forum was held April 11, 2016
at Pocatello City Hall - Sponsored by
League of Women Voters,
The Portneuf Resource Council,
The Snake River Alliance.
League's work on energy policy has become a priority with the emergence of global climate change. League supports: the use of a variety of energy sources, with an emphasis on conservation and efficient technologies; a predominant reliance on renewable resources; policies to limit reliance on nuclear fission; government action to encourage renewable resources, conservation, funding for research & development, incentives and mandatory standards; as well as, policies to reduce energy use and promote demand-management programs. In 2008 League called on Congress to enact legislation to shift to clean, renewable energy, place a moratorium on building new coal-fired power plants, and require utilities to produce a significant percentage of electricity from renewable resource. League strongly supports the EPA's Clean Power Plan and the development of state implementation plans. "Embracing Clean Energy" is important to the Pocatello League and we were honored to co-sponsor this forum.
Pocatello Community Media videotaped the Forum and it is available at http://pocatello.pegcentral.com
, Snake River Alliance Clean Energy Program Director - Idaho's Clean Energy Future
, ISU Energy Systems Technology Education Center
(ESTEC) Director -
, Power County Building Inspector -
Power County Wind Farm and Solar Panel Project
LWV Resources for Climate Action includes information about the EPA Clean Power Plan and resources for League action.