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Payette County Commissioners expected to vote on AEHI proposed nuclear power plant April 23, 2010

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EAGLE, IDAHO – April 23, 2010 – Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: AEHI) — Payette County Commissioners are expected to announce their decision Monday, April 26th at 11:00 AM concerning a change to the county’s comprehensive plan.  If approved, it would open the door to a proposal to build a nuclear power plant near New Plymouth, Idaho.

Commissioners currently have four different plan changes to choose from, all of which work very well for a nuclear power plant.  Should they choose the AEHI proposal, the company can then move forward on plans to rezone the property from agricultural to industrial.

“The county and an overwhelming majority of residents have already spoken out at a number of public meetings, telling the commissioners they want nuclear power in their community, and I believe the commissioners paid close attention to those requests,” said Don Gillispie, AEHI CEO.

The change to the comprehensive plan not only makes it possible to use the 5,000 acre parcel near Big Willow Road and Stone Quarry Road for industrial purposes, but it is worded specifically for a nuclear power plant.  This means the plan would allow for an industrial complex on the land only if that complex is a nuclear power plant.

The proposal has met with a great deal of support in Payette County, since the plant is expected to produce around 5,000 jobs through construction, and more than 1,000 jobs during operations.  Those jobs average $60,000 and $80,000 respectively.

The revenue during construction is also attractive to the county and the state.  Idaho will see an increase of $5.3 billion to its GDP and $4.8 billion of that money will flow directly through Payette County.

About Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (http://www.alternateenergyholdings.com/) — Alternate Energy Holdings develops and markets innovative clean energy sources. The company is the nation’s only independent nuclear power plant developer seeking to build new power plants in multiple non-nuclear states. Other projects include Energy Neutral, which removes energy demands from homes and businesses (http://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. AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power. AEHI Korea, Seoul, is assisting KEPCO (Korea Electric Power Corporation) to export their APR 1400 reactor into the US and achieve NRC design certification.

“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.

AEHI optimistic about upcoming decisions in Payette & Elmore Counties April 13, 2010

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PAYETTE, IDAHO: April 12, 2010, Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: AEHI) — Payette County Commissioners today delayed a decision on a comprehensive plan change until April 26th. The two weeks will give them enough time to discuss a few other potential changes that deal with bringing any kind of power producer into the county.

“This is good news for AEHI. While we would have hoped for a decision in our favor today, all the proposed improvements to the comprehensive plan involve changes that work very well for a nuclear power plant,” said Don Gillispie, AEHI CEO.

An overwhelming majority of Payette County residents have told commissioners in public hearings they want the plant, and more specifically the jobs and revenue a nuclear power plant will provide. Last year AEHI applied for a rezone of property near Hammett in Elmore County and was even permitted a series of public hearings on the application, but county commissioners never made a decision.

“They are now back to the table. While Elmore County Commissioners backtracked a little bit, they have accomplished a lot in very short amount of time. The Planning and Zoning Commission is about to move forward on a change to their comprehensive plan and once they do the county commissioners could approve it and immediately approve our rezone application since it’s already been through the public hearing process. I never thought I’d see Elmore County back in the game, but at this point they could surpass Payette County in the approval process by the end of the month,” said Gillispie.

The process has been of tremendous interest to the people of Idaho since the proposed plant is expected to increase the state’s GDP by $5 billion during construction, with $4.8 billion flowing directly through the county. Job numbers are equally impressive, as employment should jump by about 5,000 during construction and more than 1,000 during operation, with pay levels averaging $60,000 and $80,000 respectively.

About Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (http://www.alternateenergyholdings.com/) — Alternate Energy Holdings develops and markets innovative clean energy sources. The c ompany is the nation’s only independent nuclear power plant developer seeking to build new power plants in multiple non-nuclear states. Other projects include Energy Neutral™, which removes energy demands from homes and businesses (http://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. AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power. AEHI Korea, Seoul, is assisting KEPCO (Korea Electric Power Corporation) to export their APR 1400 reactor into the US and achieve NRC design certification.

“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. ###

Another vote of support in Elmore County April 1, 2010

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Elmore County P&Z votes to change comprehensive plan
AEHI plan to build nuclear power plant continues to move forward Mountain Home, Idaho

Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (AEHI:OB) – During a hearing Wednesday night, Elmore County Planning and Zoning Commissioners decided to recommend a change to the wording of the county’s comprehensive plan. The current plan requires industrial development to locate along Simco Road, which was a sticking point for a plan by Alternate Energy Holdings to build a nuclear power plant in another part of the county.

“This latest decision keeps the door open for a possible nuclear power plant in Elmore County and I believe it reflects the commissioners continued desire to keep our project in play. While AEHI’s Payette County site is currently the lead location in Idaho, we also welcome the news that Elmore County is taking such steps to increase the possibility for more economic development,” said Don Gillispie, AEHI CEO.

During the meeting a nuclear power opponent requested the commissioners change the wording of the comprehensive plan in a way that would close the door to a nuclear power plant, which the commissioners refused.

The planned changes include expanding light industrial into areas of city impact and expanding heavy industrial into areas that “will not be detrimental to neighboring and existing land uses”. Those changes will be signed April 21st, after which they will go before the Board of County Commissioners for final approval.

Nuclear power has been recognized as a vital method to increase econimic viability especially in rural communities like those proposed in Elmore and Payette counties. AEHI’s project is estimated to increase employment by more than 5,000 workers through construction, and more than 1,000 during operations. The commercial benefit during construction is even more impressive, increasing the state’s GDP by $5.8 billion, with $4.3 billion of that money filtering directly through the county.

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. AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power. AEHI Korea, Seoul, is helping negotiate with KEPCO.

“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.

Back on the NRC schedule! March 30, 2010

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission recognizes AEHI project in Payette

Eagle, Idaho: Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (AEHI:OB) – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has officially recongnized AEHI’s proposal to build a nuclear power plant in Payette County, Idaho.

“This is something we’ve been waiting for the NRC to do for quite sometime,” said Don Gillispie, CEO of AEHI, “Until now the agency has had our Idaho project site listed in Hammett, which has needed correcting for several months.”

AEHI’s listing with the NRC can be viewed on the agency’s list of “New Reactor Licensing Applications”, which can be found on the NRC website at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/new-licensing-files/new-rx-licensing-app-legend.pdf.

The project remains a very highly anticipated proposition for people living in and around Payette County. According to a recent study, the project will introduce $5.3 billion dollars into the Idaho economy, through construction, $4.8 billion of that revenue will flow directly into Payette County.

Employment opportunities also remain a high point. An estimated 5,000 jobs will be created through the construction process, and more than a thousand positions will be made available through operations, with average pay hovering around $80,000 a year.

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. AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power. AEHI Korea, Seoul, is helping negotiate with KEPCO. “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.

Hearing tonight on our Payette plans March 22, 2010

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Payette County Commissioners to review P&Z findings
Any changes to affect AEHI plan to build nuclear power plant

Payette, Idaho: Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (AEHI:OB) – Payette County Commissioners will meet tonight (Monday, March 22nd) to discuss a potential change to the county’s comprehensive plan. They are expected to review findings from the Planning & Zoning Commission, which if approved would set the stage for the building of a proposed nuclear power plant near New Plymouth, Idaho.

The hearing will take place 7:00 PM at the Payette County Courthouse, located at 1130 3rd Ave. N., Payette.

Previous hearings have seen overwhelming support for AEHI. In fact nearly 80 percent of those attending at the last hearing spoke of their desire to have a nuclear power plant built in their county.

The proposal brings with it a large number of jobs and economic benefits. In fact, a recent study shows the project would create more than 5,000 jobs through the construction phase, and 3,000 plus jobs through the operational stage. It would also include an annual commercial impact of $3.58 billion to Idaho’s economy, which is a nearly seven-percent increase to Idaho’s GDP over 2009. In Payette County, the commercial impact is estimated at $3.43 billion, which is unprecedented in that part of Idaho.

Should AEHI receive the approval on the comprehensive plan change, the company would immediately process an application to rezone 5,000 acres in Payette County near Big Willow Road and Stone Quarry Road.

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. AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power. AEHI Korea, Seoul, is helping negotiate with KEPCO.

“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.

MidAmerican energy revisits nuclear, this time in Iowa March 12, 2010

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As many people know, Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy proposed building a nuclear power plant in Payette County in 2007 and did some preliminary studies (they were considering a different site than we are in Payette). But the company announced in December 2007 that it wasn’t moving forward, saying the decision was “based on economic considerations and not on issues related to the suitability of the Idaho site.”

Apparently, MidAmerican has found some new sources of funding and is considering building a nuclear plant in Iowa. The state senate there has voted to allow MidAmerican to increase electric consumer rates to fund a three-year, $15 million feasibility study of what would be Iowa’s second nuclear plant, according to World Nuclear News. This will amount to a $4 per year increase in residential customers’ electricity bills, with a $15 increase for commercial customers and $1100 for industrial customers.

I certainly understand the need for this kind of study. In fact, we have spent around $10 million conducting similar studies in Owyhee, Elmore and Payette counties. What’s most noteworthy, however, is that no Idaho utility ratepayer has given us a dime – nor should they.

While our critics call us a “merchant power plant” (presumably merchant farmers, merchant computer chip makers and merchants in general are okay), we are a completely investor-funded operation. We will fund studies, applications and construction of our plant on the private market, without having to ask government bodies for rate increases. In the best tradition of private enterprise, it will be up to us to find a way to make it pencil out financially and recoup our investment in the free market.

Nuclear critics took Buffet’s 2007 withdrawal from Idaho as a sign that a nuclear plant cannot be profitable (although it is hard to imagine them applauding a profitable nuclear plant), but they were wrong then and they are more obviously wrong now. I know from experience that nuclear plants are very profitable, generating as much as $3 million a day in profit. While they have high initial capital costs, uranium is inexpensive and the plants last for decades. Warren Buffet must know this as well.

Developing a nuclear plant requires extensive study and we wish MidAmerican the best in their venture. We have charted a course, however, that will not require any utility payers to subsidize our costs, and that’s a good thing for Idaho.

More news from Colorado March 2, 2010

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The Pueblo Chieftian recently published a story related to our plans for a nuclear plant in Payette, Idaho, as well as our response to Obama’s promise for more loan guarantees. It’s a good story and you can read it here.

Come to Monday’s hearing February 19, 2010

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Our efforts to build a reactor in Payette County are looking very promising, but we can take nothing for granted. I am asking you to please attend and speak at the Payette County Commission hearing on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Payette High School Auditorium. If you live in or around Payette County, your voice is especially valuable, but the commission will hear from anyone who would like to comment.

There has been well over 80 percent support at public meetings and Planning & Zoning Commissioners supported changing the county’s comprehensive plan by a 9 to 2 vote in our favor. I know it is difficult to get away for many people in the evenings but for these plans to succeed, we need to demonstrate committed support in the community. When people take the time to testify in person, that makes a big impression. For our own part, we have gone door-to-door talking to hundreds of residents and business owners and I have spent most of my last few weeks in front of service clubs, city councils, business groups. All these meetings were met with great success by large groups of supporters wanting to learn more about nuclear power.

You don’t need to worry about making a long speech; even just speaking your mind for 30 seconds will make a difference and really help us. Some topics you can cover include the thousands of jobs we will create as we build our plant; the economic benefits that will come to existing businesses; the opportunities for people who live in Payette County to find more well-paying jobs that cannot be sent overseas; and the importance of having a large supply of low-cost power. Nuclear plants need all kinds of people to work there, from landscapers and food service to mechanics, plumbers, electricians, office workers, engineers and attorneys. We are committed to hiring locally and the jobs pay an average of $80,000 a year. Payette County would have plenty of tax revenue for schools, police, fire and other services.

But, none of this is possible without your support, so if you can, please attend the hearing and sign up to speak. We would love to see all those seats filled with  supporters. If you are on Facebook you can also become a fan and write on our wall, http://facebook.com/AEHIpower and we have over 350 fans. If you are on Twitter you can follow us at http://twitter.com/aehi. Our Web site is www.aehipower.com and you can learn more about our proposal, location, see an informational video, etc.

Please tell your friends and coworkers and I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Payette County Commissioners need to hear from you February 2, 2010

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Dear friends of AEHI,

Thank you so much for your support in our attempt to build a nuclear power plant in Payette County.  This is a long process and one in which we need you continuing help.

As you may know Payette County Planning and Zoning recently requested a change to the county’s comprehensive plan, which directly affects our efforts.  That change is now headed to the county commissioners for approval.

The meeting is scheduled Monday February 22nd at 7:00 PM at Payette High School and will be a public hearing.  The address to the school is 1500 6th Avenue South.

Please show your support again by attending the meeting, and by offering your public testimony in person.  Our opponents will definitely be in attendance, so all the support we can muster will be greatly appreciated.

However, if you are unable to attend, you may send written testimony to commissioners. The deadline for emailed testimony is Monday, Feb. 15. You may send the testimony to either lroyston@payettecounty.org or imachuca@payettecounty.org.

The proposed nuclear power plant will bring with it thousands of jobs, increase pay rates for the surrounding work force, improve business for hundreds of local companies, while proving a financially success venture for local investors.

But, none of this is possible without your support, so if you can, please attend the hearing and sign-up to speak, we would love to see all those seats filled with supporters.

Please forward this email to any other AEHI supporters who may also want to get involved.

AEHI’s second Idaho nuclear site gets boost from Elmore County P&Z January 25, 2010

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Eagle, Idaho, January 25, 2010 – Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: AEHI.OB): Elmore County Planning and Zoning Commissioners agreed to change the county’s comprehensive plan supporting AEHI’s proposed nuclear plant.

Commissioners agreed with AEHI and said other parts of the county should be available for heavy industrial development, which will help clear the way for a nuclear power plant near Hammett, Idaho.

According to the Mountain Home News, one of the new P&Z commissioners noted this process has taken far too long, nearly 24 months, about 75 percent longer than other Idaho counties.  It’s the same reason AEHI began looking at other counties several months ago.

Since then the company cleared a similar hurdle January 14th, when Payette County P&Z Commissioners voted to change their comprehensive plan in favor of a nuclear power plant.

“The process now comes down to the question of timely site approval as our stockholders and financial institutions are anxious to break ground on the Idaho project.  We’ve seen a huge outpouring of support from people living in both areas and believe these recent decisions confirm that support,” said AEHI Chairman and CEO Don Gillispie.

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. AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power. AEHI Korea, Seoul, is helping negotiate with KEPCO and seek large investors for its projects.

“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.

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AEHI’s second Idaho nuclear site gets boost from Elmore County P&Z

Eagle, Idaho, January 25, 2010 – Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: AEHI.OB): Elmore County Planning and Zoning Commissioners agreed to change the county’s comprehensive plan supporting AEHI’s proposed nuclear plant.

Commissioners agreed with AEHI and said other parts of the county should be available for heavy industrial development, which will help clear the way for a nuclear power plant near Hammett, Idaho.

According to the Mountain Home News, one of the new P&Z commissioners noted this process has taken far too long, nearly 24 months, about 75 percent longer than other Idaho counties.  It’s the same reason AEHI began looking at other counties several months ago.

Since then the company cleared a similar hurdle January 14th, when Payette County P&Z Commissioners voted to change their comprehensive plan in favor of a nuclear power plant.

“The process now comes down to the question of timely site approval as our stockholders and financial institutions are anxious to break ground on the Idaho project.  We’ve seen a huge outpouring of support from people living in both areas and believe these recent decisions confirm that support,” said AEHI Chairman and CEO Don Gillispie.

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. AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power. AEHI Korea, Seoul, is helping negotiate with KEPCO and seek large investors for its projects.

“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.