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Understanding Energy in Montana

Posted Date: 
August 7, 2014
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, Research Analyst, Legislative Environmental Policy Office, Montana State Legislature

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee (ETIC) has just released a publication to assist the public in learning about energy issues in Montana.

Energy & Telecommunications Interim Committee Request for Comment

Posted Date: 
July 23, 2014
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, ETIC Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee (ETIC) in July approved a revised draft report and a draft bill on the RPS and a second draft bill on a telecommunications topic in order to seek public comment. The ETIC accepted public comment on the draft RPS report in June. During the ETIC's July meeting, however, committee members revised the report and adopted a set of findings and recommendations. The comment period ends August 20. Please submit comments to snowakowski@mt.govor mail them to the ETIC at P.O. Box 201706, Helena, MT 59620-1706.

New Report: A Citizen's Guide to Montana Energy Law

Posted Date: 
June 26, 2014
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, ETIC Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee (ETIC) has just completed a publication to assist the public in learning about energy issues in Montana.

Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee Request for Comment

Posted Date: 
May 19, 2014
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, ETIC Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee of the Montana Legislature is seeking public comment through June 27 on a draft report reviewing Montana's renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

Energy & Telecommunications Committee October Update

Posted Date: 
October 2, 2012
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, Committee Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee will bring three pieces of legislation before the 2013 Montana Legislature.

Energy & Telecommunications Committee September Update

Posted Date: 
September 7, 2012
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, Committee Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee will wrap up Sept. 7 and decide whether to pursue legislation related to increased oversight of rural electric cooperatives and changes to Montana’s renewable portfolio standard.

Energy & Telecommunications Committee August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, Committee Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee is moving forward with legislative proposals related to rural electric cooperatives and Montana’s renewable portfolio standard. The committee also is weighing in on the debate about the potential for increased coal train traffic in Montana.

Energy & Telecommunications Committee July Update

Posted Date: 
July 3, 2012
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, Committee Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee is continuing its road show with a trip to Billings this month, tackling topics ranging from coal train traffic to increased oversight of rural electric cooperatives.

Energy & Telecommunications Interim Committee June Update

Posted Date: 
June 4, 2012
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, Committee Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee blasted into Butte for a two-day meeting in May, touring a geothermal site, learning about power markets and portfolios, checking out natural gas-fired turbines, and taking in an underground mine education center.

ETIC Seeking Public Comment on Electric Cooperative Legislation

Posted Date: 
June 1, 2012
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, Committee Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee of the Montana Legislature is seeking public comment through June 29 on draft legislation in response to questions raised about rural electric cooperatives related to transparency, organization, and decision-making processes.