BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The owner of a struggling Idaho renewable energy developer who blames utilities for killing his business' projects now blames doping for forcing him to pull his sponsorship money from men's pro cycling.
Idaho's renewable energy landscape is strewn with failed projects, but more casualties may soon be added to the list after Idaho Power Co. demanded state regulators cancel the utility's contracts to buy electricity from two proposed dairy manure digesters.
Peter Richardson, a Boise energy lawyer and would-be solar developer, contends his industry faces a train wreck. "New projects are non-existent," Richardson said. "There's no support for renewables in this state."
Back in October of 2010, Kristin Armstrong told KBOI 2 Sports, she was coming out of retirement, "We're gonna make the commitment over the next 20 months, which is London 2012, and hope that I can get back into the form that I was in when I left the sport."
Paul Robertson's tip last week ahead of the first day of racing helped police recover what Team TIBCO reported as $120,000 in 14 missing bicycles and more than a dozen carbon racing wheels taken from an enclosed trailer that had the lock cut off.