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Fiscal-cliff deal axes future health co-op funding

HELENA – Deep within the “fiscal cliff” deal approved by Congress this week was a cut few people expected or knew of: Axing federal funds for new, nonprofit health insurance cooperatives.

January 04, 2013 8:03 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Central Montana co-op isn't to blame for Southern's troubles

In a Jan. 7 guest opinion, Alan Evans alleged that his electric cooperative (Fergus Electric) was subsidizing other retail distribution co-ops that are members of Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative, a wholesale power entity.

January 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Southern fails to justify power rate increases

As reported in The Billings Gazette last month, the Southern Montana Board of Trustees approved a 4.5 percent rate increase in the cost of electricity charged to its member cooperatives. Prior to that vote, the Southern general manager did not submit a financial budget or a rate study to jus…

May 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Great Falls seeks to leave power co-op

GREAT FALLS — The utility arm of the city of Great Falls is asking to leave an electric cooperative that is building a natural gas-fired power plant east of the city, arguing that the Billings-based co-op isn't allowing access to information Great Falls needs to set rates for its customers a…

March 02, 2011 10:50 amLoading…
Co-ops worry about costs of cap-and-trade approach

Co-ops worry about costs of cap-and-trade approach

Energy produced by coal-fired power plants, like PPL Montana's Corette plant, may become more costly if 'cap and trade' proposals are approved by lawmakers. Congress is considering limiting the amount of carbon dioxide that polluters can produce and allowing facilities operating beneath the…

June 01, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Co-ops worry about costs of cap-and-trade approach

Co-ops worry about costs of cap-and-trade approach

Factions squabble over what legislation would mean to the cost of electricity for consumers

June 01, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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