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67th Montana Legislature: Mid-Session Review
67th Montana Legislature: Mid-Session Review
5 Mar 2021

Discussions on energy issues have ramped up over the last few weeks of the session. Read insights from inside the hallways of the Capitol, where MREA's executive director has been working hard to defend Montana's renewable energy policies.

Anti-Solar Bill Will Effectively Destroy Industry, Cost Montana Jobs
Anti-Solar Bill Will Effectively Destroy Industry, Cost Montana Jobs
10 Feb 2021
Update 2/19: Huge Win for Rooftop Solar! On Friday, Feb. 19th in the House Energy Committee, Rep. Brewster withdrew HB359 before it even had its hearing. Thank you to all of the Montanans wh...
67th Montana Legislative Session: Preview and Getting Involved
67th Montana Legislative Session: Preview and Getting Involved
14 Jan 2021
This legislative session will be unlike any we have participated in recently. The makeup of the Legislature and Governor's Office has shifted, and COVID has created a new paradigm for pu...
Federal ITC Extended for 2 Years
Federal ITC Extended for 2 Years
28 Dec 2020
Some great energy-related news coming out of Congress! The spending bill – which was signed into law just yesterday – includes a two-year extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) at the ...
Solar Powered, Off-grid EV Charging
Solar Powered, Off-grid EV Charging
28 Dec 2020

Until recently, off-grid electric vehicle charging was a daydream. Solar was too expensive, electric car technology was primitive and the mileage range of plug-in hybrids was too short for the big state of Montana. Things have changed.

Solar and Snow: To Brush or Not to Brush
Solar and Snow: To Brush or Not to Brush
22 Oct 2020
It's late October in Montana and we're already seeing some early season snowfall. Some Montanans are enjoying the early wintry vistas, some are getting excited for ski season, and for owner...

About MREA

The Montana Renewable Energy Association is a membership based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000. We are businesses, individuals, families, and advocates dedicated to expanding Montana’s use of renewable energy in order to conserve natural resources, create jobs, and increase the independence and resilience of our communities. Join us!

Our mission is to expand the use of renewable energy in Montana, to affect public policy in favor of renewable energy, and to educate and inform the residents of Montana of the benefits and uses of renewable energy. Our focus is on-site and community-scale renewable energy such as solar electricity, solar hot water, and small wind generation.

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