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Making Renewables Work Forum

February 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Making Renewables Work For Montana:
a panel discussion

Event Details

Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 2017, 7:00 p.m., University Center Theatre, Univ. of Montana, Moderated by Jim Parker, 350Montana.org Leadership Team

Sponsored By350Montana.org.
Co-Sponsored By-

Panelist #1 (20 minutes)

Reducing Demand, or “The cheapest electricity is the watts we don’t use”
Mary Fitzpatrick, Northern Plains, Billings MT
Panelist #2 (20 minutes)
Storing Energy – Industrial Scale Storage and Battery Break-throughs
-Carl Borgquist, Absaroka Energy, Bozeman MT
Panelist #3 (20 minutes)
Making it All Happen in Montana
– Anne Hedges, Montana Environmental Information Center, Helena, MT
Q&A #4 (20-30 minutes)
Question and Answer section with audience and panelists
What You Can Do:
  1. Join and support 350Montana and/or any of the co-sponsoring organizations listed above.
  2. Write a letter to Bob Rowe, CEO, NorthWestern Energy, PO Box 4467, Missoula, MT., 59806 and ask him not
    to build 7 new natural gas facilities, comprised of 13 new gas units in the next 13 years.
  3. Contact Public Service Commission at psc.mt.gov. Missoula’s commissioner is Bob Lake. Leave him a voice mail at 406-444-6167 and ask him to support more renewable energy for Montana.
  4. Contact Governor Bullock at governor@mt.gov. To reach state legislators go to leg.mt.gov, then click on “Send a message to a legislator”. Senator Daines can be reached at daines.senate.gov and Sen. Tester at tester.senate.gov.  Let them know you oppose more gas-fired generators rather than renewables.
  5. Write a letter to the editor at missoulian.com/app/opedform/ (limit 300 words) or for the Independent, email editor@missoulanews.com (limit 400 words)


February 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


University Center Theater (U of M)
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812 United States
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