Many cities across the United States are establishing community-wide goals for a transition to clean and renewable energy sources. In line with a rising tendency toward planning and strategic engagement around transitioning to more sustainable operations, Boise initiated a planning process in 2017, entitled Boise’s Energy Future.
The intention of Boise’s Energy Future is to develop a plan that will provide a roadmap on how the City of Boise moves towards renewable energy, increased efficiency or other savings, local resilience, and energy security. The planning process includes engaging key stakeholders, such as local utilities, major employers, environmental organizations and the general public. As part of the broader community engagement effort, the City of Boise contracted with the Idaho Policy Institute and Energy Policy Institute at Boise State University to develop, implement and analyze a community survey to gain a better understanding of community members’ views on topics the plan will address.
Larsen, Benjamin; Osterhout, Gabe; and Crossgrove Fry, Vanessa, "Boise's Energy Future Survey: Technical Report" (2019). Idaho Policy Institute Reports. 15.