From the 66th Montana Legislature to the 2020 elections, it’s been a news-filled year.
The utility’s new 20-year energy plan catches the Public Service Commission in the crossfire.
The company also pledged to reduce the ‘carbon intensity’ of its generating portfolio to 90 percent below 2010 levels by 2045. Critics are skeptical.
The Western Environmental Law Center filing argues that the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement violated the National Environmental Policy Act in approving the expansion earlier this year.
Solar advocates have argued that Montana’s elected Public Service Commissioners, all Republicans, have created a hostile environment for solar development by setting rates too low for solar farms to be economically viable.
A Bozeman company is betting on pumped storage to help renew the state’s electricity grid.
In a special two-part Montana Lowdown podcast, Colstrip Republican Sen. Duane Ankney and Montana Environmental Information Center lobbyist Anne Hedges make their cases for and against one of the most significant bills to emerge during the 2019 Legislature.
A bill that would allow NorthWestern Energy to take control of the Colstrip power plant with scaled-back oversight of the Public Service Commission, is moving through the Legislature at lightning speed.