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Letter: Urge legislators to support PACE bill – Missoulian, March 8, 2017

In order to better serve building owners and to provide lots of jobs in energy efficiency, High Plains Architects urges the Montana Legislature to pass PACE-enabling legislation, Senate Bill 330. Many of us are aware that energy-efficiency is one of the best investments available, as the utility savings can be far greater than the cost […]

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Press release: Zinke confirmation puts coal industry in control of Interior Department – March 1, 2017

As Congressman, Ryan Zinke pushed dead-end coal export proposals despite unprecedented local, tribal opposition By Power Past Coal SEATTLE – Today’s confirmation of Ryan Zinke to head President Trump’s Department of the Interior puts one of the most outspoken advocates of coal export proposals in control of 500 million acres of public land, including coal […]



Press release: Northern Plains says Pruitt wrong choice to lead EPA, Feb. 17, 2017

By Northern Plains Resource Council In response to today’s United States Senate vote to approve the confirmation of Scott Pruitt to run the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Northern Plains Resource Council has the following statement: “Today, the Senate made the wrong choice for Montanans as well as Americans,” said Kate French, Chair of Northern […]


Letter: PACE would help Montana businesses – Billings Gazette, Feb. 7, 2017

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) is a program that will save businesses money and create local jobs in Montana, without costing our government a dime. It needs to be enabled by the Montana legislature and has already passed in 33 states across the country (including Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Texas.) I am a small-business owner […]

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Letter: Saving energy a wise investment – Billings Gazette, Feb. 3, 2017

Conserving energy is a gift to your pocketbook, as well as a gift to the next generation. But it can involve a front-end investment that is beyond many budgets. That high-efficiency furnace, that extra insulation, those vastly improved window — pricey at the onset, but smart in the long-run. The legislature in Montana will soon […]

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Letter: Clean energy effort benefits all – Billings Gazette, Jan. 31, 2017

I encourage Montana’s legislators to support Property Assessed Clean Energy. PACE will make financing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades to existing buildings more affordable. PACE is a private financing option that the local government facilitates through tax assessments, similar to other property assessments for things like sidewalks and parks. PACE is a […]

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Letter: Urge legislators to enable PACE – Billings Gazette, Jan. 29, 2017

Montana’s people deserve opportunities to invest in our properties. During this state legislative session, our legislators are going to have the opportunity to enable the “PACE” program in Montana — legislation that would make a real, tangible difference for Montana’s property owners and their wallets. PACE, or Property Assessed Clean Energy, would open up financing […]

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Letter: Proposed law good for Montana’s energy future – Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Jan. 28, 2017

Our 2017 Montana Legislature has an opportunity to pass PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy), and we can help it cross the finish line. We’re committed to more clean energy in our communities, and PACE is a simple way to make that happen with no upfront costs! PACE provides financing from private lenders for upgrades in […]

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Guest editorial: Enable PACE for more local economic development – Helena Independent Record, Jan. 27, 2017

This winter, many of Montana’s families and businesses are facing high utility bills resulting from old or inefficient homes and buildings that are in need of upgrades. While improvements like more insulation or a more efficient boiler could save property owners more money on utilities than they cost, over the long term, the upfront cost […]