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Sierra Club’s new guide to plug-in electric vehicles is out just in time for Earth Day

It reflects the market’s growth from only two plug-in EVs in 2013 to more than 40 now.

NorthWestern Energy to replace, recycle 43,000 streetlights across Montana

Butte, Bozeman, Missoula, and Havre are scheduled for the switchover to LED lights next year, with Great Falls slated for streetlight replacement and recycling in 2021.

Montana State University makes car that runs on solar energy

They’re hoping to race the car in Texas for the Formula Sun Grand Prix.

Webinar – The Climate Connection: How a lack of housing affordability is driving climate change

Many communities today are tackling climate change and housing affordability as separate issues. But increasingly, the barriers that keep us from growing greener are the same ones that are driving the affordability crisis.

New York City Passes Sweeping Climate Legislation

The nation’s largest and most economically influential city passed a historic bill Thursday capping climate-changing pollution from big buildings and mandating unprecedented cuts to greenhouse gases.

Making solar energy dreams a reality in Montana

When you think solar energy, sunny locations like Arizona, New Mexico, and Southern California come to mind. But Montana fares pretty well compared to more southerly spots.

The largest solar project in Montana could be coming to Dillon

A proposed solar development north of Dillon could bring an estimated $19 million in taxes over 35 years to Beaverhead County and as much as $1.29 million for a period of time to the state...

Snow-powered nanogenerator works where solar panels don’t

Now a team from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed a new device that can produce electricity from snow itself.

Vermont Utility Green Mountain Power Commits to 100% Renewables by 2030

Utility will “dramatically” boost its in-state renewables portfolio and increasingly lean on storage, expanding on its existing hydropower base.

Electrification Myth-Busting: Heat Pumps Are Ready for Cold Climates Today

Electric zero-energy homes performed better than either electric ZER homes or electric baseline homes over the life of a typical mortgage, generating added net-present value of $21,438 in Chicago, $14,072 in Bozeman, and $19,018 in...

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