The CleanTech Alliance is excited to announce a new official chapter in the State of Idaho. For the past three years, the Alliance has been working with clean energy companies and leaders in Idaho to explore partnership opportunities. Out of those discussions and events, it became clear that an official Idaho Chapter of the CleanTech Alliance will be the most effective way to advance the Alliance’s, members’ and partners’ goals in the state.
The Idaho Chapter of the CleanTech Alliance will be based in Boise and have its own Board of Directors that will set priorities specific to the advancement of Idaho CleanTech Alliance members’ goals. The Idaho Chapter seeks to drive innovation for clean energy in Idaho by bringing together government entities, businesses, and nonprofit leaders to position Idaho as a clean energy leader and pave the way for a prosperous, secure, and healthy future. To realize this goal, the CleanTech Alliance staff and Idaho Chapter Board of Directors will raise initial funds for a part-time staff member and programs dedicated to Idaho-specific goals.
To kick off this new initiative, the CleanTech Alliance, Idaho Chapter is hosting a luncheon with Representative Mike Simpson on April 16 at the Perkins Coie Boise office. This will be a chance to hear from a senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives about what is really going on in a Washington, D.C. Update.
Representative Mike Simpson is serving his eleventh term in the House of Representatives for Idaho’s Second Congressional district. He is the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.
Representative Simpson was chosen to kick off the initiative due to his commitment to smarter energy policy and belief that we should explore every opportunity to develop viable alternative energy sources. He believes that we must increase energy efficiency in the US and encourage the development of renewable energy sources. He believes that technology, incentives and innovation will be key to moving our economy to a more sustainable, independent energy source.