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Montana Climate Assessment Live!

Dr. Cathy Whitlock, the Lead Author of the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment, will present the findings on May 24 at the Billings Public Library at 7pm. The report is a product of the Montana University System’s Montana Institute on Ecosystems. … Continue reading

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Accounting for externalities

Hal Benton reported in The Seattle Times on May 9, 2018, that state regulators had “stepped up their climate activism” by asking power utilities in the Washington to assign or increase a carbon price “for planning purposes” on their fossil … Continue reading

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Rally for Science at ZooMT

Join hundreds of Billings kids and their adults at ZooMT on April 21, from 10-4pm for a celebration of science. Citizens Climate Education of Billings will be promoting Healthy Oceans.  Hear from scuba divers from Billings who have visited the … Continue reading

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“The Great Debate” for regulatory utility commissioners

Want to influence the adoption of renewable energy in Montana?  Do you care what principals guide our Public Service Commissioners?  For a start, take a look at the agenda of the The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) annual … Continue reading

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“Saving Snow”

“Saving Snow” documentary on the economic effects of our warming winters, shows March 5, 2018, 7pm, free, at the ArtHouse Cinema & Pub, Billings.  Panel following. Sponsored by the Sierra Club and Citizens’ Climate Lobby of Billings. We’ll be there … Continue reading

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Energy Mapping

Wow!  The U.S. Energy Administration publishes State Profiles and Energy Estimates at U.S. Energy Information Administration. These profiles include energy indicators, prices, reserves, supply and distribution, consumption and expenditures, and “environment” data. What’s in the environment data?  Renewable energy capacity, utility … Continue reading

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Never mind FERC, we are building the grid of the future

“As feds focus on baseload, grid modernization is sweeping the country” according to Herman Trabish’s feature story in today’s Utility Dive. “Fifty States of Grid Modernization,” a 2017 policy update from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center reports on a … Continue reading

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