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HELENA, MT – A new marketing campaign will appeal to Montanan’s ‘can-do’ pioneer spirit to build demand for a new energy economy as regional markets gradually shift toward cleaner forms of energy.

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OPUC Stands Firm on PURPA

PORTLAND, Oregon – Renewable Northwest commends the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) for its sound rulings on two Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) dockets, March 29.

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Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Coal Transition Bill

PORTLAND,Ore. – The Oregon Legislative Assembly today approved a landmark bill that will commit the state to eliminate its use of coal power by 2035 and double the amount of clean, renewable energy serving Oregonians to 50 percent by 2040. Otherwise known as the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition plan, Senate Bill 1547-B received final approval on the Senate floor today after the Oregon House approved the bill in a 38-20 bipartisan vote on Tuesday.

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Support for Clean Electricity Amps Up

SALEM, Ore. -- Today, Oregon’s House of Representatives kept up the energy behind the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition bill (HB 4036) with a bipartisan vote to pass the clean energy legislation. While many Oregonians used this holiday weekend to enjoy the great outdoors, legislators got down to business in a bipartisan 39 to 20 vote to support a bill which sets Oregon on a path to eliminate coal from powering our homes and businesses, while simultaneously doubling the amount of clean energy -- like wind and solar power -- used in Oregon.

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News Highlights

NEW REPORT! Rates will remain steady under Clean Electricity & Coal Transition Plan

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Renewables Riding Momentum into 2016

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Vision for Montana Must Include More Wind Energy

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U.S. Stepping Forward as Leader in Carbon Pollution Reduction

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Utility Proposal for Transition From Coal Electricity Is Too Slow

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Oregon Voters Support Transition from Coal to Clean Energy

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Washington Governor Inslee Demonstrates Additional Climate Leadership

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Renewable Northwest Supports EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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Oregon's Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan

Thursday, July 28, 2016 to Friday, July 29, 2016, Portland, OR
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Montana Clean Energy Fair

Saturday, September 17, 2016, Helena, MT
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Renewable Energy Markets 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016 to Tuesday, October 18, 2016, ,
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Fall 2016 NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

Thursday, November 17, 2016 to Friday, November 18, 2016, Portland, OR
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These are just the most recent events. See our full listing of events for more information.
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Wind and Sun -- Montana's Next Economic Boom

To learn more about the untapped potential of Montana's abundant, clean, sustainable wind and solar energy resources, CHARGE!


Celebrating 10 Years of Montana's RPS

Montana's Renewable Standard is celebrating 10 years of success. The economic benefits have been substantial, and Montana is just scratching the surface of it's renewable resource potential.

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Video - Sen. Tester on 10 Years of MT RPS

Video - Sen. Tester on 10 Years of MT RPS

View Senator Tester's comments on 10 years of the Montana RPS at the "Powering Up" conference.

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Video - Energy Imbalance Market

It is time for the Northwest to modernize its electricity system and create an Energy Imbalance Market.

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