Energy In The United States
September will be an historic month when our state’s regulatory body, the Public Service Commission, determines whether Montana’s hydro generating dams will pass from Pennsylvania Power and Light to NorthWestern Energy, and be dedicated to serve Montana customers at prices based on cost.
A Washington state ban on electricity from coal-fired power plants would be an economy killer for Montana, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Monday.
I am a lifelong Montanan, was a state representative from Bozeman for 16 years, and reside in Clyde Park. I have had the honor and challenge of serving on the board of directors of NorthWestern Energy for the past five years.
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 …
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The idea that Congress should scrap the EPA’s vehicle mileage standards to promote consumer choice in the marketplace is not just wrongheaded, it poses a false dichotomy. There is no incompatibility between having high mileage standards and giving buyers plenty of choice.
HELENA — The Public Service Commission says NorthWestern Energy has filed a formal application for its proposed purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams from PPL Montana for $900 million.
You’ve heard the news. At NorthWestern Energy, we’re bringing hydro back!
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Recent job growth numbers suggest that the U.S. economy is finally pulling out of its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. But with unemployment at nearly 8 percent, plenty of Americans are still hurting.
Nearly every month over the past three years, oil production from North Dakota's Bakken shale set a new record. Today, companies are extracting more than half a million barrels daily, surpassing California as the third-largest oil-producing state behind Alaska and Texas.
President Obama has been on a kick to promote natural gas production. Unfortunately, he seems to think the key to doing this is more government involvement.
JORDAN — Talk of a "mini Bakken" beneath this windswept plain has the 350 people of Jordan talking big.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Petroleum and environmental groups are at odds over what's getting in the way of more drilling for oil and natural gas in the West: too much government regulation or the petroleum industry's own speculative practices.
CASPER — A group of energy producers has filed a brief in federal court, claiming the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management are violating a congressional mandate to issue oil and gas leases within 60 days of purchase.
CHEYENNE — Widespread industry excitement about a possible oil play in eastern Wyoming has resulted in another record state lease sale, this one bringing in $49 million.