SOURCE: Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc.

Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc.

August 13, 2009 09:15 ET

AEHI's Idaho Nuclear Project Gets Boost From State's Senior Senator

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - August 13, 2009) - Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AEHI): Idaho's ranking US Senator, Mike Crapo, voiced strong support for nuclear power in a recent Boise radio station interview and urged Elmore County residents, the site of AEHI's proposed nuclear plant, to lobby their local officials to welcome a proposed nuclear plant there.

The caller asked why the nuclear plant in Elmore County wasn't moving forward on the proposed plant, even though it would bring thousands of jobs and low cost power to the state.

"First and foremost, I strongly agree with you on the fact we need to have more nuclear power in this country and I would welcome Idaho being a location for more nuclear power plants," Crapo told the caller. "I think it would help us to be much more independent and have the jobs that you talked about... although I think if you are correct, and I tend to think you are, that the people in Elmore County support this, then they ought to go to their county commissioners and make sure their county commissioners and their planning and zoning board understand the wishes of their constituents...," Crapo said.

"I strongly, strongly agree with you that the fact is, we need to recognize the value of nuclear power in many different contexts to our nation and to our communities," Crapo concluded.

AEHI CEO, Don Gillispie, said, "Senator Crapo continues to show strong support for commercial nuclear power in the US Senate and in Idaho while understanding the importance of local control in nuclear plant siting."

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

Alternate Energy Holdings develops and markets innovative clean energy sources. 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.

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