Energy and Climate Change

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Gas-from-waste company expects big year

The adage that one man’s trash is another’s treasure could serve as the mission statement for CryoEnergy International. The company sells equipment that helps landfills, wastewater-treatment plants, coal mines and other sites convert methane and…

Is there money for Montana farmers who capture global-warming gases?

MSU crop rotation researcher Perry Miller is working with six Montana producers in the Golden Triangle to determine how much carbon is stored in their soils under various tillage systems and crop rotations. University News…

Wind power operation is planned for Judith Gap Big Sandy farmer, German power experts team up for $180 million project

A Big Sandy farmer and German wind power experts announced plans Thursday for a $180 million wind energy operation on the plains near Judith Gap. Billings Gazette WindPark Solutions America hopes to land a contract…

Renewable energy group to push wind, solar power

National wind energy developers have joined with Colorado and Utah nongovernmental organizations to launch a regional renewable energy trade group. By News Staff Rocky Mountain News The Interwest Energy Alliance will advocate public policies that…

Wind Energy Facility on Oregon-Washington line is largest in U.S.

The Stateline Wind Project along the Oregon-Washington border surpassed a Texas wind ranch in 2002 to become the world’s largest wind farm, industry officials said Thursday. By the Associated Press The Missoulian The Stateline project,…

Churches go green-Churches, mosques, and synagogues look for ways to make their buildings more energy efficient, both to heed ethical imperatives against waste, and also to save money.

Houses of worship, it turns out, are some of the biggest wasters of energy on a per capita, per hour-of-use basis. As the sun lights up the brilliant stained-glass windows of this 19th-century Gothic sanctuary,…

Gov. Romney taps into ‘green power’ fund-Says $24m will help Massachusetts create jobs, finance start-ups

Paul W. Gromer, director of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England, said the moves announced by Romney yesterday will help make ”Massachusetts a national leader in the renewable energy industry. These investments will pay off in jobs, economic development, and a cleaner environment.”

Wind power isn’t just a bunch of hot air

Companies are moving forward on the development of wind-turbine projects, says Bert Caldwell. Bert Caldwell The Spokesman-Review Tentative consumer interest in wind power has not discouraged utilities selling the electricity, nor investors backing development of…

Spokane electric car aimed at narrow niche

SPOKANE — Congestion, oil dependency and pollution are broad concerns for Rick Woodbury. But when the Spokane resident thought about a solution, he decided to narrow it down — 39 inches narrow, to be exact….

‘Fog City’ Catches a Few Rays

"Cities can lead the fight against global warming by implementing renewable-energy projects." Hochschild added, "If other cities see San Francisco succeeding, then they will follow."