Eight people served by electric cooperatives in Montana issued a joint letter, published Nov. 21 in The Billings Gazette, urging electric cooperatives’ support for actions by the EPA to reduce carbon emissions. Among these eight individuals was the former chairman of the Northern Plains Reso…
HELENA — Montana’s requirement that utilities buy a minimum amount of renewable power, such as wind, has been an economic success, but shouldn’t be expanded, a legislative panel’s draft study says.
CASPER, Wyo. — California ratepayers would save up to $1 billion annually by buying Wyoming wind power, a new study commissioned by the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority shows.
SARATOGA — The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council this week approved changes to the planned Wasatch Wind project in Converse County.
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Some environmental groups in Wyoming oppose the Obama administration's decision to allow wind companies to kill or injure eagles without fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
WASHINGTON —The Obama administration will allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in an effort to balance some of the environmental trade-offs of green energy.
WASHINGTON — The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement Friday from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two Wyoming wind farms.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Utah company with plans to build a wind farm near Glenrock got a new lease on life for its turbine project from a state board Monday.
HELENA – Developers of small renewable-power projects in Montana on Monday urged the state Public Service Commission to reject a rule change they say will sink any future projects.
HELENA – Small renewable-power producers in Montana, who say the state Public Service Commission is making it increasingly difficult for them to get a power-sale contract, have taken their complaint to federal regulators.
SALT LAKE CITY — Two industry partners are proposing to carry wind-generated electricity from Wyoming's southwest corner to the Las Vegas area on a 950-mile transmission line.
HELENA – NorthWestern Energy, the state’s largest electric utility, is attempting to use the courts, the Legislature and state regulators to severely restrict any new power it must buy from small, independent wind power projects in Montana.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — The company developing what could be the country's largest wind farm will wait at least another month to file a state application.
HELENA – Montana’s Public Service Commission, with its newly minted 5-0 Republican majority, chose Commissioner Bill Gallagher as its new chairman Monday.
Editor’s note: This story is the second of a two-day series on the dip in regional electricity prices, their cause and their impact on power production.
ROCK SPRINGS — The Sweetwater County Commission has extended a moratorium on wind farms by six months.
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.
GREAT FALLS — A San Francisco-based wind energy company building a 126-tower wind farm on private land in north-central Montana has agreed to move 25 of the towers farther away from raptor nests.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming officials have started a campaign to sell Wyoming wind to California and are preparing a similar sales pitch to Colorado.