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Guest opinion: Investing in solar gives consumers energy cost control

The Montana Public Service Commission will decide in September whether to approve NorthWestern Energy’s application to purchase 11 hydroelectric dams from PPL Montana for $900 million.

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Japanese company unveils solar and wind powered traffic signal

Japanese company unveils solar and wind powered traffic signal

A first-of-its kind wind- and solar-powered traffic signal warning drivers in a school crossing zone on 32nd Street West has gone operational just in time for school.

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Japanese firm unveils solar and wind powerd traffic signal manufactured in Billings

Japanese firm unveils solar and wind powerd traffic signal manufactured in Billings

 A first-of-its kind wind- and solar-powered traffic signal warning drivers in a school crossing zone on 32nd Street West has gone operational just in time for school.

August 29, 2013 4:35 pm Photos

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Senate kills bill to expand size of `net-metered’ renewable-power systems for businesses, homes

Senate kills bill to expand size of `net-metered’ renewable-power systems for businesses, homes

HELENA – The state Senate on Monday narrowly killed a measure to allow homes and businesses to install larger renewable-power systems that can sell excess power they generate back to the utility.

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Power company flays bill to expand net-metering as 'upper class subsidy'

Power company flays bill to expand net-metering as 'upper class subsidy'

HELENA — Installers of solar-power systems and small wind projects testified Tuesday for a bill to expand “net metering,” which allows homeowners and businesses to sell back unused electricity from such projects to the utility.

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Guest opinion: Cleaner energy generating jobs for Americans

Renewable energy puts people to work, and does it better than coal. According to the National Mining Association, coal employs 136,000 people in the entire United States. That might seem like a lot of people and it might seem, as so many advocates for the fossil fuel industry are saying, lik…

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Guest opinion: U.S. should avoid solar trade war with China

When two countries are on the verge of a mutually destructive conflict, it’s a good idea to step back from the brink.

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Meetings generate ideas for Casper community greenhouse

CASPER, Wyo. — A greenhouse that would produce food, offer teaching opportunities and provide a winter escape captured the most interest at the second Casper community greenhouse meeting Saturday.

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Gear junkie: Electronic gadgets cater to adventurous folks

Gear junkie: Electronic gadgets cater to adventurous folks

The annual International CES trade show, held last week in Las Vegas, is the world's largest gathering of consumer technology company geeks, and technophiles of all types. But hidden in the halls of technology are outdoor brands and dozens of gadgets that cater to an adventurous crowd. I tra…

January 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Cheyenne native known as Air Force energy czar

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Russell Hume is modest and relatively unassuming, despite the grandeur of his "energy czar" nickname.

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Treatment site to use sun power

Red Lodge will soon be using the sun to power new, more energy-efficient equipment at its wastewater treatment plant, Mayor Betsy Scanlin announced this week.

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Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Pouwel Gelderloos shows his huge water heaters he uses to collect water which is heated by the sun.

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Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

This energy efficient home built by Gelderloos uses the sun and wind to heat and cool the building. Huge rain gutters are also used to collect water, which is filtered for use in the house.

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Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Heat that rises from the living area on the first floor is collected in the ceiling space and dispersed throughout the house to other rooms for heating.

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Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Pouwel Gelderloos' house in Emigrant is eco-friendly, but you're not going to find straw bales in the walls, or composting toilets. Solar panels and a small wind machine whirling in the front yard are the only obvious signs that this house is something different.

July 13, 2008 11:00 pm Photos

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Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Pouwel Gelderloos describes how gray water is recycled for watering plants and later used in toilets.

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Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

A huge bank of solar panels sit in front of the home to general electricity and move but different solar collectors are placed on the roof of house for water heating.

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Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Eco-friendly dwelling 'harvests the elements'

Pouwel Gelderloos stands in one of two huge double doorways that let hot air from a green house area in the front of the home into the living areas of the home in Paradise Valley.

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