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Renewable energy advocates say utility’s fee is unfair

BILLINGS, Mont. — A proposed fee for some Montana-Dakota Utilities customers who use their own wind or solar power has drawn opposition from renewable energy backers who say the company is trying to stifle small-scale electricity generation. The fee is built into a 21-percent rate increase that’s proposed for about 26,000 eastern Montana customers. The Bismarck, North Dakota-based utility says ...

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North Dakota officials consider wind farm south of Rolette

ROLETTE, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission is considering a proposed wind farm that would feature 59 turbines in the northern part of the state. Under its proposal, Rolette Power Development is seeking to generate about 100 megawatts of electricity on nearly 15,000 acres of land between Rolette and Rugby, KXMC-TV reported. The company is asking the commission ...

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National Renewable Energy Lab makes green contributions to Colorado’s economy

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been a part of the landscape in Golden, Colorado, since 1974, and as its name suggests, it’s a hub of renewable energy research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. But lately, it’s been pumping out more than just green energy solutions. According to the Denver Business Journal, a study from the University of ...

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