Focusing on Clean Energy for Missoula

This is the second of five short posts about climate change and how Missoula can continue to lead the conversation in Montana.

Missoula’s City Council and the Missoula County commissioners adopted a joint resolution supporting 100% clean energy. I was able to attend the meeting, which was at capacity, and fully support their efforts. Currently, Northwestern Energy’s mix is composed of 60% clean energy, which is a good start. Now we have to find ways and let them know that as consumers we expect that number to increase.

Reports are coming out that clean energy sources like wind and solar are becoming cheaper than coal, this is great news as the market shifts towards clean energy.  Now we have to encourage our energy providers to make the initial investments into clean energy.

The wind farm between Judith Gap and Harlowton