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Flathead Electric to purchase renewable energy

KALISPELL - Flathead Electric Cooperative plans to buy electricity from a biomass facility at a lumber company's plant in Columbia Falls as part of its effort to use local sources of renewable energy.

February 12, 2012 10:53 amLoading…

Air quality permit for biomass boiler at University of Montana OK'd

MISSOULA - The Missoula City-County Health Department has granted the University of Montana an air quality permit to build a $16 million biomass gasification boiler on campus.

June 22, 2011 10:47 pmLoading…

Missoula citizen council opposes UM biomass plant

MISSOULA - A citizen's air quality advisory council is opposed to a planned University of Montana biomass gasification plant.

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Barrasso proposes alternative energy legislation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin have introduced legislation to promote the development and use of alternative energy.

May 14, 2011 9:16 amLoading…

Military officers say fossil-fuel reliance a security, economic threat to U.S.

HELENA — Montana legislators last week heard from an unlikely duo about how the United States must pursue renewable power and move away from fossil fuels: A retired U.S. Navy vice-admiral and a Marine Corps colonel.

February 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

List of bills to change renewable power, conservation incentives

HELENA - Legislative Republicans are sponsoring several bills that critics say will undermine renewable-power and conservation incentives. Here's a summary and status of some of those bills:

February 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

UM plans to build $16M biomass boiler

MISSOULA - The University of Montana wants to produce its own energy in the future by building a $16 million wood-fired biomass boiler to complement its existing heating plant.

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Agreement could bring biomass plants

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Public utility consortium Energy Northwest and private energy company Adage have signed a preliminary agreement to develop biomass power plants in four states, including Montana.

February 19, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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