Renewable Northwest and the Montana Renewable Energy Association launched the website chargemt.org, which is meant to educate people about the opportunities for renewable energy and advocate for the industry in Montana during a time when consumers are turning away from coal-fired power.
A new report highlights economic threats faced by Montana’s farmers and ranchers as average temperatures rise and growing conditions change. The report projects a 20 percent drop in range land cattle production, and a 25 percent decline in grain production by 2055.
How Montana will implement the requirements of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which mandates reductions in carbon emissions at power plants, was the focus of a panel discussion Thursday in Great Falls that included Gov. Steve Bullock’s natural resources adviser.