Category Archives: Policy

Action Alert: Save small renewables, conservation tax credits

Have you considered using the $500 per-person state energy conservation tax credit to help pay for new windows or insulation? Have you been thinking of installing solar panels or a small wind turbine? Well, think twice.  Montana’s energy conservation and … Continue reading

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Op-ed: Legislature walks away from efficiency

The Billings Gazette published an opinion piece March 16 submitted by Jim Baerg, Freda Wilkinson, and Len Ford that highlights three bills moving through the Montana Legislature that will eliminate important incentives for energy efficiency. The authors concluded their letter … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Tell the Montana Senate to Stand Up for Our Agricultural Heritage

A few weeks ago, House Bill 542 narrowly passed the Montana House of Representatives.  Thanks to constituent calls and emails, the bill was hotly debated on the House Floor and almost died there.  Now, we need to make sure the … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Support Food & Agriculture Development Centers

In the next few days the House of Representatives will be voting on HB 207 and we need your help. This legislation supports Montana’s network of Food & Agriculture Development Centers, which provide crucial business development services to Montana’s value-added … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Save Financing for Conservation, Small Renewables

Tax credits and a loan program used by hundreds of homeowners and businesses to help finance small scale renewable energy, are under attack at the Montana Legislature.  Please take a few minutes to contact key Legislators about these two bad … Continue reading

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Conference call with Sen. Tester tonight

You are invited to participate in a conference call with Senator Tester Wednesday evening to discuss the Food Safety and Modernization Act, which passed the Senate with unanimous support and was signed into law by the president. As you may … Continue reading

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Energy Task Force Meeting – January 9

Join us on Sunday, January 9th for the first Energy Task Force meeting of the new year! Meeting highlights will include: Profile and discussion of the emerging residential energy efficiency sector, with presentations from Sustainable Business Systems and PowerHouse Update … Continue reading

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