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After decades of polluting water, Colstrip plant to address leaking coal-ash ponds

BILLINGS, Mont. — Decades after water contamination problems started at the Colstrip coal-burning power plant, an agreement filed in court today between conservation groups, the facility’s owners and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality will result in far safer disposal of millions of tons of toxic coal-ash waste generated each year by burning coal at the plant.

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Retirement Date Set for Colstrip 1 & 2

Renewable Northwest applauds the diverse parties for resolving clean air litigation over Montana’s coal burning power plants, Colstrip Units 1 and 2, and agreeing that they will retire no later than July 2022.

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Washington Releases Updated Draft of Clean Air Rule

Olympia, Washington – Washington State Governor Jay Inslee took a critical step in October and charged the state’s Department of Ecology with developing the Clean Air Rule - a comprehensive greenhouse gas reduction regulation that could facilitate the transition to clean energy.

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HELENA, MT – A new marketing campaign will appeal to Montanan’s ‘can-do’ pioneer spirit to build demand for a new energy economy as regional markets gradually shift toward cleaner forms of energy.

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News Highlights

Washington Releases Updated Draft of Clean Air Rule

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NEW REPORT! Rates will remain steady under Clean Electricity & Coal Transition Plan

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Renewables Riding Momentum into 2016

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Vision for Montana Must Include More Wind Energy

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U.S. Stepping Forward as Leader in Carbon Pollution Reduction

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Utility Proposal for Transition From Coal Electricity Is Too Slow

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Oregon Voters Support Transition from Coal to Clean Energy

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Washington Governor Inslee Demonstrates Additional Climate Leadership

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Renewable Northwest Supports EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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Basics of Going Solar (Garden Home Library)

Friday, October 7, 2016, Portland, OR
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Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon 2016 Fall Symposium

Thursday, October 13, 2016 to Friday, October 14, 2016, Roseburg, OR
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2016 CUB Policy Conference

Friday, October 14, 2016, Portland, OR
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Renewable Energy Markets 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016 to Tuesday, October 18, 2016, ,
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Wind and Sun -- Montana's Next Economic Boom

To learn more about the untapped potential of Montana's abundant, clean, sustainable wind and solar energy resources, CHARGE!


Celebrating 10 Years of Montana's RPS

Montana's Renewable Standard is celebrating 10 years of success. The economic benefits have been substantial, and Montana is just scratching the surface of it's renewable resource potential.

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Video - Sen. Tester on 10 Years of MT RPS

Video - Sen. Tester on 10 Years of MT RPS

View Senator Tester's comments on 10 years of the Montana RPS at the "Powering Up" conference.

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Video - Energy Imbalance Market

It is time for the Northwest to modernize its electricity system and create an Energy Imbalance Market.

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