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Colstrip, Montana: Bellweather for America’s Energy Future?

More than a town, Colstrip, Montana may be a bellweather of the United States’ energy future, as coal continues to decline.

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New West Roundup for April 10, 2017

Today in New West news: Rocky Mountain Land Library hits funding goal, Montana gov. revives all-mail ballot bill, tribal license plates in the Cowboy State, and Rocky Mountain Power promises big Wyoming wind investments.

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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 11, 2016

Today in New West news: California puts regional grid plan on hold, New York teens in Montana, and pumpkins in the Treasure Valley.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 11, 2016

Today in New West news: affordable airfare in Missoula, Facebook eyes Utah and New Mexico for data center, hiking the Kanarra Creek slot canyon, and Peabody Energy asks bankruptcy court permission to pay back property taxes in Colorado.

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New West Daily Roundup for June 17, 2016

Today in New West news: an update on the Utah lands lawsuit, MSU professor to be honored in Boston next month for renewable energy research, and Montana-based fast-casual Brazilian restaurant eyes Colorado.

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New West Daily Roundup for June 14, 2016

Today in New West news: an update on CAISO’s energy proposal, Dry Hills Distillery opens in Four Corners, Montana; and fiber optics in Wyoming.

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New West Daily Roundup for May 11, 2016

windmill, wind power, energy, clean power plan

Today in New West news: Utah split on Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) renewable energy proposal, Boulder City Council giddy over energy plan, and an update on Alpha Natural Resources.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 26, 2016

root9B, Colorado Springs, cybersecurity

Today in New West news: Colorado Springs-based root9B named world’s best cybersecurity company, Columbia Falls-based ViZn Energy Systems to produce battery for Idaho National Laboratory, MT Gov. announces interim Clean Power Plan council, and Montana’s unemployment fell to four percent in December.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 29, 2015

wind power, wind turbines, clean power plan

Today in New West news: Rocky Mountain Power wary over renewable energy development in Utah, a new study shows Yellowstone is warming up in winter, Bozeman’s annual audit goes well, and a U.S. District Court judge will rule on a Denver-based credit union’s dealings with the marijuana industry.

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Energy Economics For a Sustainable Future

By Sean Stalpes With a diminishing global oil supply coupled with the strenuous rises in oil prices, United States consumers are starting to notice some of the problems that are concurrent with our current energy agenda – and we should. The United States has roughly 5% of the world’s population, but we consume roughly 26% of the oil. Our lifestyles are based on an immediate access to cheap, dependable, and abundant energy sources. Sooner or later, though, the United States will be forced into a substantial increase in the use of renewable energy as either the amount of fossil fuel energy becomes too scarce or our environment can no longer withstand the effects of its combustion. The good news is that the United States has a plethora of potential for renewable energy generation, from our vast areas of strong winds to the areas of bountiful and intense sunshine that wield tremendous capacities for solar energy. Therefore, it would definitely be in our economic interests to make the transition to a renewable energy economy as soon as possible.

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