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'Power Line' examines history of and sacrifices for electricity

'Power Line' examines history of and sacrifices for electricity

“Traveling the Power Line”

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Guest opinion: Obama targets oil, gas industries for new tax burden

President Obama was hardly candid when he discussed the oil and natural gas industry during his State of the Union Address. He strove to create the impression that he was staunchly in favor of new exploration and drilling. But his real message was between the lines.

February 23, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

Guest opinion: U.S. can jump-start economy with green energy

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Abandoning fossil fuel exploration altogether is not feasible for America. But significant further government support of oil and gas drilling in places like the Alaskan wilderness or the American heartland in the name of economic growth would be a huge mistake.

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Shawmut wind farm to spin by year's end

Shawmut wind farm to spin by year's end

SHAWMUT — A new wind farm on the ridges southeast of this tiny ranch town will begin spinning electricity for NorthWestern Energy customers by year’s end.

October 18, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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New alliance hopes to expand renewable energy options

CODY, Wyo. — Members of the Renewable Energy Alliance will address the Legislature’s Joint Minerals Committee this summer as the start-up group looks to create balance in the state’s energy portfolio and make renewable systems available to more users.

May 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Mixed results for tea party-fueled revolution

Mixed results for tea party-fueled revolution

HELENA — The sound and fury of the tea party-fueled conservative revolution that swept into power of the Montana House was only able to advance core issues after running headlong into a headstrong governor who labeled the agenda "bat-crap crazy," an increasingly skeptical public and the toug…

April 30, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Missoula making green upgrades with over $880,000 in grants

MISSOULA — Officials in Missoula are launching environmentally friendly green upgrades with more than $880,400 in grants.

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Cap-and-trade legislation: Deep divide in Montana on next big policy issue

Cap-and-trade legislation: Deep divide in Montana on next big policy issue

HELENA — Montana’s U.S. senators are preparing to dive in on another big national issue — climate change and energy legislation — but it appears they’re facing a divided state electorate on the subject.

February 15, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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U.S. needs to build clean-energy economy for security, prosperity

We are disappointed with U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg’s ongoing efforts to undermine the climate bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives last fall. He ramped up these efforts recently when he signed on as a co-sponsor to Rep. Blackburn’s bill that would gut the Clean Air Act and preven…

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Even green pioneers who disagree about cap-and-trade legislation believe it could be good for innovation

Even green pioneers who disagree about cap-and-trade legislation believe it could be good for innovation

Allan Hardtke, a developer of alternative energy, is an ardent fan of “going green.” But he insists he’s no tree hugger.

November 29, 2009 12:10 am Photos

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