Lew Anderson is a weather watcher. By the middle of last week, the Billings school district’s facilities director had determined that subzero weekend forecasts necessitated heating school buildings Sunday and Monday nights as if they were occupied to prevent pipes from freezing. Most of our …
FLINT, Mich. — At a time when many people have put off buying a new car until the economy improves, the last thing we need is a stringent government regulation on fuel efficiency that will raise the cost of vehicles and make matters even more difficult for consumers.
The Montana Public Service Commission is requiring NorthWestern Energy to return $3 million to its customers because it overestimated its energy conservation efforts. Huh?
Drafty windows, leaky door seals, inefficient heating systems and old lights that aren’t all that bright are among what’s going to save Lewis and Clark County $77,000 a year.
HAMILTON -- Jim Maunder has heard the claims before from companies coming to town and offering products that can save a homeowner up to 40 percent in the cost of energy.
It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that artifacts from many past school years were awaiting Mike Corbett as he snipped wires, removed plastic covers and unplugged fluorescent tubes from light fixtures hanging in a classroom at Senior High.
Stephanie Bigart, owner of Sage Spa Living, was honored recently in the EcoStar awards.
It’s going to be a big summer for Senior High.
School District 2 has $14 million burning a hole in its pocket.
Apparently, Carter County grows scientists.
Water leaks not only waste Montana’s most precious natural resource, they waste money.
Rising fuel prices hit Montanans and Wyomingites in the wallet as we travel across our vast states. While there’s little we can do about the price of gasoline, motorists have some control over the volume of gas they use.
A national company that blends business development with environmental protection has landed a $34 million federal contract that will bring a few more jobs to Sheridan, Wyo.
Lighting December nights can be cheaper with strings of holiday Light Emitting Diodes (LED).
HELENA — From the staid halls of the Montana Public Service Commission, it’s a mere 5,500 miles and several worlds away to the Eastern European nation of Moldova — a trip traveled last month by Commissioner Brad Molnar as a sort of international energy ambassador.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — American citizens: Wrap your lighting fixtures in razor wire! Guard your pantries! 2012 is coming! And so are the light bulb police — to confiscate your 100-watt incandescent bulbs and ticket you for using old technology! So goes the hysterical strain of what some are cal…
WASHINGTON — When General Electric blamed "a variety of energy regulations that establish lighting efficiency standards" for the closing of bulb factories in Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, it ignored a critical detail: It and fellow light bulb manufacturers Phillips and Osram Sylvania had lobb…
Dear Tom and Ray: My boss and I are in a never-ending prank war. I really want to hook up one of those horns to his car that plays the ice-cream-truck jingle. And I want to have it come on whenever he starts the car. The problem is that I have no idea how to do this. Can you guys help me? Ch…
With the price of regular unleaded gasoline topping $4 a gallon, auto information websites TrueCar.com and AutomMD.com have come out with a simple guide to get more mileage from your vehicle.
As the legislative session ground to a close, we continued to be astounded by the ongoing assault on energy efficiency, conservation and renewable resources. Using energy more efficiently and encouraging the development of renewable sources along with fossil fuels are key to securing our ene…