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Vision for Montana Must Include More Wind Energy

“We have incredible potential for wind energy.”

– Gov. Steve Bullock, at the first ever Montana Wind Forum, sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association, on Sept. 9 in Bozeman.

To date, Montana has developed 665 megawatts (MW) of wind energy, supporting hundreds of well-paying jobs in the state and creating $1.2 billion in capital investment. Montana landowners currently receive approximately $2 million annually in land lease payments, and wind energy provided 6.5 percent of all electricity production in the state in 2014. Nationally, wind supplies nearly 5 percent of electricity in the U.S. today.

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Electric utilities are meeting renewable energy targets at a lower cost

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Costs for meeting the state’s renewable energy targets are going down for all three of Washington’s investor-owned electric companies. 

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Montana has Opportunity to Shape Energy Future

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final Clean Power Plan rules last week, the carbon emissions reduction goals for the nation were higher than expected — even more so for Montana.

The overall goal is a nationwide carbon emissions reduction of 32 percent below 2005 levels, by 2030. Depending on how carbon pollution is calculated, Montana is responsible for cutting carbon emissions from our energy sector by 33 to 47 percent, by 2030. These goals are necessary to combat climate change and reduce harmful pollution in the nation’s air. Through heat rate improvements at coal plants, energy efficiency measures and renewable energy deployment, Montana can achieve the goals in the Clean Power Plan and position the state to benefit from the national shift towards cleaner energy.

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

Renewable Northwest is pleased the federal government is stepping forward with the Clean Power Plan. This is a watershed event that will bring far-reaching economic and environmental benefits to the country and the Pacific Northwest.

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News Highlights

Vision for Montana Must Include More Wind Energy

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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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Guest Column: A two-week wind energy production tax credit

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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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Washington's Energy Future Conference

Monday, November 2, 2015, ,
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These are just the most recent events. See our full listing of events for more information.
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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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