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The Unknown Energy Battleground Tour - The PSC - How The Public Can Be Involved - 10/1-11 - Various MT Communities:


Friends, ​ ​ The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) has become a battleground for renewable energy development in Montana, and these discussions continue to intensify. Many aren't ...


How Your Battery Will Sell Energy to Your Neighbor's Car:




California wants to go carbon-negative. No one knows the cost:


By the middle of this century, Gov. Jerry Brown wants California to pull more greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere every year than it puts in. That vision will almost certainly cost Californians. ...


On Eve of Global Climate Summit, 19 U.S. Cities Launch Electric Car Effort:




Dutch cyclists can now ride down a recycled plastic bike path:


When it comes to recycling plastic waste, the Dutch are a pretty inventive bunch. We've seen office furniture fashioned from waste recovered from Amsterdam's canals by folks in boats made from plastic ...


Forget smart ovens. Intelligent HVAC is the smart home's future:




Portland now generates electricity from turbines installed in city water pipes.:


You'd be forgiven if the phrase "Portland goes green with innovative water pipes" doesn't immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric power. And yet, that's exactly what ...


U.S. cities, states, and businesses can nearly hit the Paris Climate goals-without Trump:


The We Are Still In coalition calculates that, even without the federal government, pledges from others will reduce a big chunk of carbon emissions. But there's still a lot of work to do. By Adele ...


Climate change will drastically alter Yellowstone in coming decades:


Warmer temperatures, longer and more volatile fire seasons, shorter winters, less snowfall and significant changes in the dominant species of plants: The iconic park you see here today will be fundamentally ...


Kentucky Rejects 'Smart Meters' Proposal:




One of the largest banks issued an alarming warning that Earth is running out of the resources to sustain life:


One of the world's largest banks says the planet is running out of resources and warns that neither governments nor companies are prepared for climate change. The world spent its entire natural resource ...


University of Montana ecologists: Forest Service should use wildfires to thin, restore forests:


Even though western Montana emerged from the 2018 wildfire season relatively unscathed, smoky summers and record-breaking fires will be the norm in a future driven by climate change, a pair of University ...


Coming soon to Portland: net-zero-energy units for rent:


Amid efforts at the federal level to repeal and roll back environmentally conscious regulations, some builders are continuing to strive to exceed them. One is Green Hammer Inc. http://www.greenhammer.com/ ...


How this Idaho scientist's firm found a way to mine a vast new source of nuclear fuel :


Imagine an artificial kelp forest of yarn that can extract uranium from seawater. Sound like science fiction? Not if Chien Wai has anything to say about it. Wai is president of LCW Supercritical Technologies ...


Fire reshapes U.S. West, driven by climate change:


Wildfires in the U.S. have charred more than 10,000 square miles so far this year, an area larger than the state of Maryland, with large fires still burning in every Western state including many that ...


California Passes Bill to Extend $800M in Incentives for Behind-the-Meter Batteries:




Facebook Pledges to Buy 100% Renewable Energy by 2020:




BMW's Plan to Optimize EV Charging With Renewables on the Grid:




Average US Wind Price Falls to $20 per Megawatt-Hour:




Climate change brought down another government in Australia. Here's what happened.:


n Australia, Scott Morrison was sworn in as prime minister on Friday night, after an internal party revolt that led to the downfall of Malcolm Turnbull, who had been premier since September 2015. Conservative ...


Here's where you'll pay the most in electric bills - WA, Idaho, North Dakota, MT among lowest cost states:


From powering kitchen appliances to leaving a light on at night to getting on the internet, electricity is at the center of many of modern life's most basic functions. However, the cost of electricity ...


Shopping for Community Solar? Contract Terms Are Getting Friendlier:




Bitcoin's energy usage is huge - we can't afford to ignore it:


The cryptocurrency uses as much CO2 a year as 1 million transatlantic flights. We need to take it seriously as a climate threat Alex Hern https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/17/bitcoin-electricity-usage-huge-climate-cryptocurrency Many ...


This town will get its heat from an unlikely source: a data center:




Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho:


A small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project, ...


Scientists made an awesome error that could save our planet from plastic hell:


A team of researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory made an enzyme that can eat up plastic bottles. They were playing ...


The smart grid is working for ConEd's customers:


It has been six years since the state's "smart grid" law handed Commonwealth Edison formulaic rate hikes nearly every year to finance a $2.6 billion modernization program that the utility promised ...


When climate change hits home. Northern New Mexicans weigh their future in a drying climate.:




The Key to Unlocking 'Renewables as Baseload' Is the Control System:




Sustainable Missoula: Missoula families deserve cleaner cars:


When it comes to kids and grandkids, there's one thing we can all agree on: we want them to be safe and healthy. Yet scientists warn us that if we want our children and grandchildren to have a safe ...

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