Montana News

The following news clips highlight Montana involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

May 16, 2012

National Student Efficiency Contest Winners Named

A group of Montana schools was named winner of the America's Home Energy Education Challenge, a national student competition designed to encourage students and their families to take action to start saving money by saving energy. More

January 5, 2012

Montana Surpasses Home Energy Efficiency Goal and Helps More than 6,800 Homeowners Save on Utility Bills

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu hosted a conference call today with Governor Brian Schweitzer to announce that Montana has surpassed its aggressive energy efficiency goal established with the U.S. Department of Energy for funding under the 2009 stimulus law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More

August 3, 2011

USDA Creates New Biomass Production Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the creation of four new Biomass Crop Assistance Program areas for the production of non-food crops used in liquid biofuels. More

September 30, 2009

Recovery Act Helps to Fund Transmission Line for Montana Wind Power

DOE is helping the development of wind power in Montana by supporting a transmission line that runs from Great Falls, Montana, to Alberta, Canada. Recovery Act funds will back $161 million in loans for the project, which is expected to spark the development of a new 300-megawatt wind project. More

August 13, 2009

DOE Funds Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands and Alaska Villages

DOE announced on August 13 its award of up to $13.6 million in multi-year funding for new clean energy projects on tribal lands. In addition to the Alaskan villages, the funding will go to tribes and in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin. More

July 6, 2009

Obama Administration Awards More than $153 Million for State Energy Programs in Seven States and Territories

DOE delivered more than $153 million in Recovery Act funding on July 6 to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New York, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funding was awarded under DOE's State Energy Program. More

June 17, 2009

Federal Agencies to Assist with Clean Energy Development in the West

DOE and the Western Governor's Association released a report on June 15 that identifies 37 "hubs" for renewable energy in the western United States, plus 17 in western Canada and in Baja California. The hubs could yield nearly 200,000 megawatts of renewable power, and DOE and other federal agencies will strive to help make that happen. More

May 27, 2009

Interior Department Awards $15 Million for Forest Thinning on Public Lands

The Interior Department will direct Recovery Act funds toward 55 projects to remove "hazardous fuels" from areas susceptible to wildfires. Of those 55 projects, 23 in eight states are designated as biomass utilization projects, which means that the small trees, accumulated deadwood, and underbrush will be converted to energy. More

February 27, 2008

Western Governors to Speed Development of Alternative Fuels

A resolution adopted by the Western Governors' Association commits to the development of a regional framework for a performance-based greenhouse gas standard for transportation fuels and the development of an analytic methodology for evaluating the lifecycle impacts of fuels. More

December 14, 2007

Four Governors Promote Clean Energy Initiative, Release Report

The governors of Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, and Montana met at a summit in the Sunshine State this week to advocate a National Governors Association initiative, which is designed to motivate U.S. governors to embrace "clean energy" policies and raise awareness of how individuals can help solve the nation's energy challenges. More

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