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  • Powering the Mountain States: A snapshot of the region's energy portfolio

    Sam Cardwell, Mountain States Policy Center|Updated Apr 23, 2024

    Our region is at a critical time in its energy landscapes, navigating a complex network of resources, policies, and environmental concerns. This latest winter was a great case study for the reliability problem of intermittent green sources that are being pushed nationwide. In Montana, Northwestern Energy spokesperson Jo Dee Black commented in January, "Wind and solar generation could not produce much if any, power during the extreme cold." In Washington, Grant County PUD...