HELENA — A divided state Public Service Commission this week rejected NorthWestern Energy’s agreement to buy power from a new wind project at a cost lower than the utility is paying for power from hydroelectric dams purchased earlier this year.
Construction of a 120-turbine wind farm is underway in Carbon County as developers scramble to benefit from a last-minute federal tax credit passed this week.
Death and taxes are the certain things in life, or so goes the adage. Tax breaks, hung up in an unproductive Congress, haven’t been a sure bet for Montanans depending on them.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Industrial Siting Council granted Wasatch Wind a final permit extension to begin construction on the company’s long-disputed Pioneer Park wind farm near Glenrock.
Albert Einstein said, "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The developers of what could become the largest wind energy project in the U.S. have submitted their application for a state permit to build the wind farm.
GREAT FALLS — Construction crews working on the 10 megawatt Fairfield Wind Generation Project have braved cold and snow to prepare the site north of Fairfield for the installation of six wind turbines to harness the steady winds that blow out of the southwest.
Since February, Montana’s Sage Grouse Advisory Council has been working overtime to create a management plan for the bird whose habitat spans central, northern and Eastern Montana.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Wyoming wind energy must be marketed properly to skeptical Californians in order to capitalize on the Golden State’s strict renewable-energy laws, according to a panel of energy experts.
WASHINGTON — As more and more Americans become aware of the critical need to combat global warming, one of our key weapons literally is blowing in the wind.
WASHINGTON — “The thing about money is that when you have it you don’t need it and when you need it you don’t have it,” my grandfather used to tell me. He could have said the same thing about wind power. It’s most abundant when demand for energy is lowest and least abundant when demand is highest.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The last of five defendants charged with defrauding investors of more than $4 million by promoting nonexistent wind farm projects in Wyoming and South Dakota has pleaded guilty to federal felony charges.
CASPER, Wyo. — Many in the nation's wind industry survived a major scare with the recent one-year extension of the federal Wind Production Tax Credit. However, a Wyoming wind energy lobbyist and representatives of wind energy companies active in the state say extending the measure will do li…
The fate of a tax credit that advocates say is needed to maintain tens of thousands of wind energy jobs will be decided during high-stakes, last-minute negotiations between President Obama and House Republicans over fiscal issues, officials said Tuesday. The wind energy production tax credi…
“It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.” ― Henry Ford
SHIRLEY BASIN, Wyo. — Catching bats requires long poles, water, yards and yards of super-fine netting and patience.
Right now, hundreds of jobs in our state are at risk because Congress has not renewed the production tax credit for wind energy — a 2.2-cent-per-megawatt tax incentive that levels the playing field for wind against other forms of energy.
GREAT FALLS — Officials gave a rare tour of a 25-turbine wind farm 40 miles southeast of Great Falls near Geyser.
Turbines in Chevron's Casper Wind Farm spin in a soft breeze in the early morning. Federal agencies aim to have the permit and review decisions for a 3,000 megawatt wind famr project south of Rawlins completed by October 2014.