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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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Proposed electric rate change gets static – Great Falls Tribune, Jan. 27, 2017

By Phil Drake HELENA — People who generate their own electricity told a Senate panel on Thursday that a proposed bill was unfair as it would let utilities pay them a wholesale net-metering price instead of a retail price for their extra energy and could hurt their investments and cost jobs. Senate Bill 78, sponsored […]


Letter: PACE program would help save energy – Billings Gazette, Jan. 19, 2017

Many Montanans are facing high utility bills trying to warm their homes and workplaces. Many of our homes and buildings are old or inefficient and in need of upgrades. Though these upgrades will save property owners more money on utilities than they cost over the long-term, the upfront cost of upgrades presents a financial barrier […]

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Letter: Is PACE the future for Montana families? – Nov. 26, 2016, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Many of us want to see a better future for Montana’s working families. I just recently learned about Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and wanted to pass along what I know so far. PACE is a way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades to existing buildings. These projects are funded by […]

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A New York coal plant’s lessons for Colstrip – Last Best News, Nov. 17, 2016

By Ed Kemmick Compared with the coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, the Huntley Generating Station in Tonawanda, N.Y., was not all that large. At its height, when all six units of the Huntley plant were operating, the power station could generate up to 598 megawatts of electricity—compared to a capacity of 2,094 megawatts at Colstrip’s […]


Guest opinion: Montana Legislature should enable PACE loans – Helena Independent Record, Oct. 2, 2016

An innovative and rapidly growing method of enabling homeowners and businesses to finance clean energy and energy efficiency upgrades could soon be a possibility in communities across the state of Montana, provided the 2017 Montana Legislature passes legislation to enable it. The innovation, called PACE loans, helps to remove the substantial upfront investment required to […]

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