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Media Coverage: Celebrating 10 Years of Montana's RPS

Over 100 attendees came to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Montana's Renewable Portfolio Standard at "Powering Up: Renewable Energy and Its Economic Benefits for Montana", held in Helena on May 20th. Click here for more event details, including video remarks from Senator Jon Tester

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Tester taps into Montana’s geothermal energy potential

(U.S. Senate) – After the hottest year in recorded history, Senator Jon Tester wants Montana to become a renewable energy leader by tapping into the state’s geothermal energy resources.

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Renewable energy a challenge, opportunity for Montana

In 2013 the competition among resources to supply the world with electric energy may have tipped inexorably toward clean energy. That was the year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), when more new clean energy capacity was constructed to serve electric demand than all new fossil fuels resources combined, worldwide.

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Wind is driving energy development In Montana

Wind energy contributed significantly more new electricity to power the nation than any other resource last year, according to recently released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA predicts the trend will continue in 2015, expecting 9.8 gigawatts of wind energy to be developed nationwide or about half of the generating capacity to come online this year.

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News Highlights

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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Guest Column: A two-week wind energy production tax credit

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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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NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

Friday, May 29, 2015 to Saturday, May 30, 2015, Boise, ID
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SolWest Fair

Friday, June 26, 2015 to Sunday, June 28, 2015, La Grande, OR
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Harvesting Clean Energy 2015 Conference

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 to Friday, October 2, 2015, Billings, MT
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These are just the most recent events. See our full listing of events for more information.
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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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Coal to Clean Energy

Oregon’s transition to clean, 21st century energy is happening now. Learn more about transitioning Oregon from coal to clean, renewable energy resources by 2025. >

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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