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Bitcoin's energy usage is huge - we can't afford to ignore it:


The cryptocurrency uses as much CO2 a year as 1 million transatlantic flights. We need to take it seriously as a climate threat Alex Hern https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/17/bitcoin-electricity-usage-huge-climate-cryptocurrency Many ...


This town will get its heat from an unlikely source: a data center:




Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho:


A small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project, ...


Scientists made an awesome error that could save our planet from plastic hell:


A team of researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory made an enzyme that can eat up plastic bottles. They were playing ...


The smart grid is working for ConEd's customers:


It has been six years since the state's "smart grid" law handed Commonwealth Edison formulaic rate hikes nearly every year to finance a $2.6 billion modernization program that the utility promised ...


When climate change hits home. Northern New Mexicans weigh their future in a drying climate.:




The Key to Unlocking 'Renewables as Baseload' Is the Control System:




Sustainable Missoula: Missoula families deserve cleaner cars:


When it comes to kids and grandkids, there's one thing we can all agree on: we want them to be safe and healthy. Yet scientists warn us that if we want our children and grandchildren to have a safe ...


Western Governors' News: Wyoming and Montana partner on carbon capture:




Earth Could Face 'Hothouse' Climate With Uninhabitable Parts, New Study Warns:




German Commission Grapples With an End to Coal: 'The Biggest Story No One Is Talking About':




Hothouse Earth: Runaway global warming threatens 'habitability of the planet for humans':


We've been warned. Runaway global warming on our planet remains a distinct possibility in the decades and centuries ahead, scientists reported Monday in a new study, warning that a "hothouse Earth" ...


Wind Power is Blowing up Local Montana Economies:




Perfect Storm of Factors Makes Fires Bigger, Harder to Control:


Climate change, past forest and fire management practices, housing development, increased focus on community protection and the professionalization of wildfire management have all come together to ...


Global heatwave is symptom of early stage cycle of civilisational collapse:


Welcome to a 1C planet: the precursor of an 8C catastrophe in 82 years if we keep burning up fossil fuels like there's no tomorrow A key signifier of how insidious this is, is in yourself. Look to ...


The problem with plastics. Montana recycling program faces possible closure:


ROWL https://www.facebook.com/ROWL-Recycle-Our-Waste-Lewistown-182799388568170/ , and hundreds of other groups like it all across the United States, are in trouble. A sudden shift in the global trade ...


Idaho's Solar Roadways proud to be semi-finalist in energy contest. :


An American start-up is in the top 25 of companies in the running to win Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. Solar Roadways has developed an ambitious plan to turn the countries roads into energy with its ...


Plug Pulled on Plans for the Largest Wind Farm in the U.S.:


Political opposition that doomed the project waslargely funded by money from fossil fuel interests. Industry predicts the demise of the project will only mark a temporary setback for the wind industry. By ...


Electric company creates individual carbon calculator - Flick Electric Company:




With values on the line, Missoula City Council adopts Zero Waste Plan:


Saying meaningful action starts with a good plan, members of the Missoula City Council on Wednesday adopted the Zero Waste Plan, setting a goal of eliminating municipal waste by 2050 and challenging upstream ...


New study touts clean-up benefits for Colstrip power plants:


A new study paints a bright picture for future jobs associated with the clean up of groundwater pollution at the Colstrip power plants. The document, released Tuesday, is a joint effort between the ...


Calif. governor blames climate change for fires; Death Valley has hottest month ever recorded on Earth:


California Governor Jerry Brown wasn't shy when it came to identifying the underlying culprit responsible for the glut of wildfires raging across the state: climate change. "The fire season is so much ...


Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change - NY Times:


Thirty years ago, we had a chance to save the planet. Almost nothing stood in our way -- except ourselves. By Nathaniel Rich Photographs and Videos by George Steinmetz https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-regionĀ®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news *** After ...


After Missoula talk, kids' climate change suit against U.S. headed to trial:


Two dozen kids who claim the federal government knowingly created climate change have cleared the final barrier to trial: the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene, calling the government's ...


Much of the US Electric Grid Could Go the Way of the Landline Phone:


If you're old enough to remember landlines, maybe you remember the feedback loop that turned them from must-haves to luxury items. As customers started switching to mobile, the phone companies had to ...


The future is shining bright for Idaho's rooftop solar industry, customers:


Idaho Power forecasts residential customers who generate their own power will more than triple over the next five years. Solar is the future of energy production in Idaho. Many people don't realize ...


New Grant Program Helps Montana Nonprofits Save on Energy Costs:


A new program through the Montana Facility Finance Authority is the grant that keeps on giving. The Energy Efficiency Program helps eligible nonprofits cover the upfront costs of an energy audit, which ...


Montana Clean Energy Fair, 08/11, Bozeman:


The 8th annual Montana Clean Energy Fair is free and open to the public and will feature a series of 45-minute educational workshops on topics including solar electricity, solar heating, batteries and ...


Top 10 Utility Regulation Trends of 2018--So Far:


We have seen continued conversation about the suitability of the traditional cost-of-service regulatory model as the energy landscape changes. Many states have already begun to move toward a ...


What does the future of energy look like? Stanford scientists weigh in:


Stanford experts agree that the world needs to be less reliant on fossil fuels for energy. Getting there will remake the world's largest economic sector - energy - into one that is more sustainable, ...

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