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Guest opinion: Picking up the PACE on job creation through energy conservation
"As a fly-fishing guide in Gardiner, my business is wholly dependent on responsible stewardship of our land, air and water. People travel from across the globe to experience the splendor of Montana’s natural wonders. Outdoor recreation generates over $7 billion in consumer spending and creates more than 71,000 jobs. Caring for our greatest natural assets doesn’t just keep Montana beautiful, it strengthens our economy. This legislative session, we have an opportunity to extend this proud Montana tradition of growing our business sector through smart conservation policies. Senate Bill 245, The Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy Act of Montana (C-PACE), will create jobs, conserve energy and save money. Better yet, it applies to all businesses, not just those in the outdoor recreation and tourism industries"...read full op- ed here.
Letter to the Editor: C-PACE would allow commercial, non-profits to invest in Energy Efficiency
"Editor, thank you for the Jan. 28 editorial reminding us of the benefits School District 2 has realized from its investments in energy efficiencies during the past 10 years. While solar panels are visible and sexy, they make little sense unless the power is used as efficiently as possible"...read full letter here.
Billings Gazette January 23rd: Ralliers push for renewable and clean energy legislation at Montana Capitol
Clean energy generation and energy efficiency makes both economic and environmental sense, ralliers at the Montana Capitol said Wednesday while advocating for upcoming legislation incentivizing both.
Hosted by Northern Plains Resource Council, the Clean Power For All Rally brought about 100 clean energy advocates out on a snowy afternoon to push for renewable energy programs and laws. Speakers touted the economic potential of renewable energy, a growing industry they believe must replace reliance on fossil fuels...read full article here.
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