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Thanks to the Payette Chamber of Commerce December 28, 2009

Posted by cleanidahoenergy in Elmore County, Payette County.
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Chambers of commerce are great organizations. Nuclear plants, like any large employer, rely on a vital and active business community to trade with locally and chambers have an important role to play. We are pleased to join the Payette Chamber and they were very kind to mention us in their recent newsletter (an edited version is below). In addition to the $1,000 we donated to WICAP, we gave $2500 to Operation Warm Heart this year in Elmore County, bought clothes for teen boy in need, gave cash to family whose house burned and I am sure I forgot some others.

From: Payette Chamber of Commerce [mailto:info@payettechamber.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 3:37 PM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: New members…donations delivered!

Hello Everyone!

First, I would like to thank Idaho Power Co. for joining our Sustaining Member roster today! Mike, you’re wonderful…thanks for all you do! (smiling..) YAY! I have appealed to several businesses to consider being sustaining members and if YOU are thinking about it, please call and talk to me if you have any questions!

I would also like to welcome a new chamber member today! AEHI (Alternate Energy Holdings Inc) is your Chambers newest member! Thank you for joining  AEHI and we welcome you into our membership! Their Chairman and CEO, Mr. Don Gillespie, will be our speaker at the July 2010 General luncheon meeting and we look forward to hearing more about the nuclear power facility seeking a home in Payette County! Please go to their website at http://www.alternateenergyholdings.com/ and learn more about nuclear energy. There is an interesting video at the bottom of their homepage that you can view which features Mr. Gillespie, our own Mike Hanigan, VFW Cmmdr. Denny Croner, and Fruitland Mayor Ken Bishop.

If any of you have flyers, news or events that you would like to have mentioned or inserted into the January electronic newsletter…the deadline for that will be Tuesday December 29th. REMEMBER IT’S STILL FREE TO MEMBERS…:)

This morning was wonderful for your chamber director (smiling)…I so enjoy giving at Christmas and I was blessed to able to help Albertson’s deliver your Turkey dinners this morning to WICAP~! I have posted the pictures on our website in the album titled “Christmas 2009 Turkey Bucks” and I will attach a group picture here of those who were there. (wow, I just noticed I had the exact same clothes on in the Thanksgiving picture delivering turkeys to WICAP…lol…they are going to think I have no other clothes! ..chuckling)..Anyway, it was truly a joyful experience to help deliver those 63 dinners this morning! Thank you all so very much!!

Another wonderful thing happended today…when I got back to the office, I had an email from Don Gillispie (of AEHI) who had not received my emails about the turkey bucks drive (since he wasn’t a member yet) but had had yesterdays results of the drive email forwarded to him (by Denny Croner) to let him know about it…and about the chambers involvement in it. Don Gillispie wanted to know how he could donate $1000.00 for the cause! I had to tell him that the drive was over, but I did talk with Alan Deardorff (of WICAP) who said that they are in need of cash now (the food needs, toys needs and clothing needs had been met) for families who are in emminent danger of having their heat, lights and water turned off. So Mr. Gillespie has made his donation directly to WICAP in the form of cash to help meet those needs also. I swear (tears up) we live in a wonderful world…and angels DO walk among us!!

Thank you to everyone who has helped us this Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season to bring cheer, warmth and sustainance to those less fortunate than ourselves…thank you to those who haven’t helped but who spent a quiet moment wishing they could have (I am personally among this group)…and may God bless those who are receiving your generous donations today that they might have a truly blessed Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS ….from me to you….and from your Chamber to your businesses

Shelley Breidenbach
Executive Director
Payette Chamber of Commerce

AEHI retains JSBarkats PLLC a Wall Street experienced Corporate and Securities law firm December 21, 2009

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Press Release

9:30 AM ET

AEHI retains JSBarkats PLLC a Wall Street experienced Corporate and Securities law firm.

New York, December 21, 2009: Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc.(OTC: AEHI.PK) announces that it has retained the services of Mr. Sunny J. Barkats, Esq., a PIPE and APO experienced attorney and the founding partner of JSBarkats PLLC who is leading the Securities/Capital Markets group at the New York office. JSBarkats acts as the Company’s general counsel and help represent AEHI in all aspect of the Company’s SEC compliance and securities legal work as well as help with structuring future financing for the Company. Mr. Barkats recently introduced AEHI to a fund, with which the Company discussed the opportunity for a potential financing as potential fundamental investors, providing the Company with legal services and opening doors on Wall Street.

Don Gillispie, AEHI Chairman and CEO, said, “Working with individuals of this caliber will only serve to elevate our company’s profile in the investor community. JSBarkats bring a level of experience and insight into the capital markets that should be extremely beneficial to Alternate Energy and its shareholders.”

About JSBarkats PLLC, and Mr. Barkats. (http://jsbpllc.com/home)

Sunny J. Barkats, Esq., is a seasoned corporate and securities practitioner specializing in the PIPE and APO industry. His principal experience has been in private placements, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, SEC compliance, public offerings, general 1933 and 1934 Act matters and strategic business relationships, he is the partner responsible for building and growing the Securities/Capital Markets practice group in the New York office of JSBarkats PLLC, an innovative dynamic full service law firm with more than 10 attorneys headquartered in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District, and with affiliated offices in Israel, and France. Mr. Barkats principally represents publicly traded emerging growth and established companies, both domestic and foreign, in a wide variety of industries, particularly in the Defense and the “green” technology industries. He also represents investment banking institutions, high net worth individuals and other investors. Mr. Barkats is a frequent speaker and wrote articles in various editorials and professional publications on Banking, Securities and Capital Markets law topics.

About Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (www.alternateenergyholdings.com)

Alternate Energy Holdings develops and markets innovative clean energy sources. The company is the nation’s only publicly traded independent nuclear power plant developer willing to build power plants in non-nuclear states. Other projects include, Energy Neutral which removes energy demands from homes and businesses (www.energyneutralinc.com), Colorado Energy Park (nuclear and solar generation), and International Reactors, which assists developing countries with nuclear reactors for power generation, production of potable water and other suitable applications. Also, AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power.

Safe Harbor” Statement: This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Sections 27A & 21E of the amended Securities and Exchange Acts of 1933-34, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Although AEHI believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these statements included in this press release will prove accurate. As a result, investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

US Investor Relations:

208-939-9311

invest@aehipower.com

Progress in China December 15, 2009

Posted by cleanidahoenergy in Agriculture, China, Chinese nuclear energy, nuclear industry, Water policy.
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Press Release 11:40 AM EDT

AEHI begins development of a joint venture using a large nuclear reactor for desalination of sea water into potable water and electricity production

Beijing, China, December 15, 2009 – Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTC: AEHI.PK): AEHI China has recently signed an agreement to cooperate in the develop of a joint venture with the Nuclear Power Institute of China to design, manufacture and market world-wide a 1000 MWe  reactor with the ability to produce potable water from sea water or unsuitable fresh water and electricity. The new reactor-desalting unit will be very competively price in the world market. An AEHI holding, International Reactors Inc, hopes to be able to start accepting orders in 2010.

Don Gillispie, AEHI Chairman and CEO, said, “Two of mankind’s biggest challenges today are obtaining adequate fresh water and low cost, reliable, clean electricity. The world demand for fresh water will outstrip supply in about 15 years by 50% due to drought, population growth and industrial demand.  We believe this reactor-desalting unit can uniquely produce the much needed water and electricity to pump it far inland where needed without creating pollution from fossil fuels.”

About Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (www.alternateenergyholdings.com)

Alternate Energy Holdings develops and markets innovative clean energy sources. The company is the nation’s only publicly traded independent nuclear power plant developer willing to build power plants in non-nuclear states. Other projects include, Energy Neutral which removes energy demands from homes and businesses (www.energyneutralinc.com), Colorado Energy Park (nuclear and solar generation), and International Reactors, which assists developing countries with nuclear reactors for power generation, production of potable water and other suitable applications. Also, AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power.

Safe Harbor” Statement: This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Sections 27A & 21E of the amended Securities and Exchange Acts of 1933-34, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Although AEHI believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these statements included in this press release will prove accurate. As a result, investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

US Investor Relations:

208-939-9311

invest@aehipower.com

New uses for power plant hot water December 9, 2009

Posted by cleanidahoenergy in AEHI, Agriculture, economic benefits, Greenfield nuclear development, nuclear jobs, Water policy.
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Nuclear plants have advanced greatly in reactor design, safety systems, efficiency and reliability since my starting in the industry in the 1960s.

However, one area where nuclear plants – and thermal plants in general – haven’t changed much is dealing with excess heat. With a few exceptions, the approach today is much as it was 50 years ago: site the plant next to a plentiful water supply and use large amounts of water to cool the plant (with about 10-15% being  lost through those large cooling towers ). The industry’s view has been that nuclear plants are for creating large amounts of dependable, low-cost electricity – period – and that’s all baseload plants need to do.

Waste power plant heat has traditionally been viewed as nuisance, but having a plentiful supply of hot water is an incredibly useful thing. In our Idaho reactor, we will be using a hybrid cooling system, so that we’ll only lose to evaporation no more than a million gallons a day. There will be millions of gallons of heated water, however, that could sustain all kinds of industry – imagine a man-made source of geothermal water not quite hot enough to drive a power turbine, but plenty hot enough for dozens of practical uses.

Many industries spend huge amount of money heating water, usually with natural gas. Why not use a virtually free supply of hot water instead? Instead of just dissipating this hot water into the air, it could be useful  co-generation for almost any industrial process:

  • Food processing
  • Fertilizer production
  • Biofuels generation
  • Greenhouses
  • Facilities heating Crop application (where it could extend the growing season up to two weeks in each direction)
  • Recreation and wildlife habitat.

We have already had preliminary discussions with other industries interested in using this excess heat.

We have acquired existing water rights in the area and we have examined the concept of renting water from willing rights holders. Since we only need to rent water for cooling, we could return it to farmers after cooling and they could use it for whatever they were going to do in the first place.

We plan on installing cooling ponds next to our plant, useful for stepping down temperature as needed. Most American nuclear plants are located in farm or wildlife habitat areas so at the very least, the ponds will become incredible wildlife sanctuaries. But there is so much more potential.

Some reactors have used innovative approaches. Arizona’s Palo Verde plant, dating from the early 1970s, is one of the largest in the world and is the only reactor in the middle of a desert. How does it cool itself? It uses treated wastewater from Phoenix and other nearby urban areas. Of course, we aren’t proposing to use municipal wastewater to cool our plant. My point is that innovative approaches to plant cooling have been successfully tried and what we’re proposing is actually much less radical than cooling a reactor with sinks, showers and toilets. Hybrid cooling systems have been used successfully on fossil plants for years.

Of the nation’s 104 nuclear plants, only 4 are west of the Mississippi River. If nuclear plants are ever to become common in the arid West, they need to find new opportunities with cooling and heat disposal. We will take a progressive and pioneering approach with our proposed Payette reactor and use the excess reactor heat for many beneficial uses.

The hearing went well December 1, 2009

Posted by cleanidahoenergy in AEHI, approval process, Idaho Statesman, Payette County.
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The Nov. 19 meeting before the Payette Planning and Zoning Commission was very successful. Obviously, our proposal to build a nuclear plant there has created considerable interest and around 300 people packed the high school auditorium.

I am pleased to report that supportive testimony outnumbered opponents by 2 to 1. If you subtract out-of-county people with a strong anti-nuclear agenda, testimony was 3 to 1 in favor. People who spoke in favor included current and former county residents concerned about the lack of jobs and opportunity in the county. The 12-member commission was clearly attentive and asked probing follow-up questions.

One of the more interesting people to testify was Joe Weatherby, an Owyhee County resident who spoke in opposition. Mr. Weatherby described himself in his testimony as a former Owyhee Planning and Zoning Commissioner, but didn’t mention that he resigned from his post in March 2008. People in decision-making positions hold an important public trust and, in the interests of good public policy, should not express opinions outside of the process about an applicant or application before them. So we were shocked to read opinions by Weatherby, published in the Feb. 1, 2008 Idaho Press Tribune, Feb. 6, 2008 Owyhee Avalanche and Feb. 14, 2008, Idaho Statesman, in which he expressed strong opinions about our proposed power plant, then in-process in Owyhee County. Public statements like this from any sitting official, we believe, run counter to the public interest and we are thankful Weatherby no longer holds his position of authority on the Owyhee Planning and Zoning Commission.

Strangely, Owyhee Avalanche editor Jon Brown and other media expressed bafflement at Mr. Weatherby’s resignation, which suggests how poorly that newspaper understands the crucial need for public officials to not discuss pending applications. Also, it probably didn’t help that Weatherby posted his draft energy plan to the Owyhee County official Web site in the spring of 2007, even though Owyhee County didn’t approve it until December 2007.

The Payette Planning and Zoning Commission asked the tough questions of both supporters and opponents. They have conducted themselves professionally and we await their decision.