Nov. 5, 2015

Boise Geothermal Innovation Nominated for a National Award

Boise’s new heat pump technology for reusing geothermal water is one of three finalists in a national awards program. The technology arose from a collaboration of the city’s Public Works, its Sustainable Boise Program, and the Capital City Development Corp. More than 65 downtown Boise buildings use geothermal energy. The new technology allows the city to offer geothermal in another downtown sector. The technology was nominated for an award from the NewDEAL Leaders, a Washington, D.C. group that promotes economic development ideas that are innovative and sustainable. City Councilwoman Lauren McLean, a member of NewDeal, nominated the program in the Infrastructure & Energy for the Future category.

Oct. 18, 2014

Another Acquisition for Boise’s US Geothermal

Boise-based U.S. Geothermal Inc., a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, has signed an Agreement and Plan of Merger to acquire Earth Power Resources, which specializes in the development of geothermal energy. The assets acquired from EPR include geothermal leases covering 26,017 acres in Nevada representing three projects, as well as EPR's complete geothermal resource database of new project opportunities located throughout the western United States.
Sep. 11, 2015

Boise Heats Up from the Ground Up

by Marissa Lovell

If you spend a day in downtown Boise, you don’t have to look far to spot the city’s unique features. Vibrant murals animate empty alleys, lush trees shelter bustling neighborhoods and the Boise River winds through the heart of the city; all of which is nestled below scenic foothills. Urban yet organic, one of Boise’s best-kept secrets is out of sight – flowing right beneath our feet.

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