in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Montana's Green Electricity Buying Cooperative (GEBCO) has been awarded $31.7 million in Clean Renewable Energy Bond (CREB) funding for the development of two wind farms and that will produce a combined total of about 20 MW of power.

The two wind farms will be placed on properties in McCone and Yellowstone counties. According to Russ Doty, GEBCO's executive director, these projects will make it possible for Montana residents to buy either all or a part of their electricity from renewable energy produced in the state. He says that under Montana law, any Montana residential customers of an "investor-owned utility" can become members of the cooperative.

The CREBs were awarded under the Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005, which provides $800 million over the next two years for clean energy projects, including a total of approximately $72 million in CREBs grants to Montana projects. (See "IRS Announces CREB Awards.")


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Federal Appeals Court Finds Obama's Wind Farm Decision Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government violated the constitutional rights of Chinese-owned Ralls Corp. when ordering the divestment of four Oregon wind farms.


Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.


Having Their Say: CanWEA Clarifies True Source Of Canadian Wind Success

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) takes issue with a recent report summary regarding various renewable energy policies in North America.


FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) recent decision has far-ranging implications for operating wind farms, as well as for those under development.

Navigant_id1983
Renewable NRG_id1934