Montanans for a Cleaner Energy Future

Montana has a choice to make: we can become leaders in a clean energy future for Montana and the Northwest or we can be left behind. Tell Governor Steve Bullock to support a clean energy future! 

  • Maximize energy efficiency & conservation: Energy efficiency and conservation are the least expensive ways to meet our energy needs yet Montana ranks 31st in energy efficiency policies and programs. Let's become a leader by setting higher goals for energy efficiency and targeting energy efficiency in schools and other areas where it is needed most.
  • Maximize wind energy: Montana is among the top five states in the nation for wind energy potential but only 21st in installed capacity. The majority of the Pacific Northwest's potential wind resources are in Montana. Let's improve local wind and export opportunities and use our wind to benefit Montanans and customers throughout the Northwest!
  • Solarize Montana: Over the last five years, the cost of solar panels has dropped 80%; solar development is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. However, Montana has a cap on the size of solar systems and prevents neighborhood solar arrays. Let's set a higher target for using solar to meet our energy needs in Montana, using state-owned buildings as examples, and remove barriers to local solar development!


We cannot be left behind!  We need Governor Bullock to chart a new path for Montana's energy future – a boom that never busts, one that will combat climate change and use Montana's vast, untapped renewable energy for our own citizens and out-of-state customers.

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  • Montana Conservation Voters

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Dear Governor Bullock,

Montana is being left behind. We rank in the bottom half of the country for energy efficiency policies and programs. We are in the top five states for wind energy potential, but only 21st in installed capacity. Our policies limiting the size of solar systems and preventing neighborhood solar arrays make rooftop solar installations inaccessible to many Montanans.

Montana currently produces enough electricity that we export more than half of it to other states. However, much of that power comes from coal-fired plants, and Montanans and out-of-state customers are increasingly rejecting that source of energy because it contributes to climate change.

We call on you to chart a new path for Montana's energy future, one that is clean and uses our vast untapped renewable energy for our own citizens as well as out-of-state customers.

Governor Bullock, you have my support for a clean, renewable energy future in Montana!

Sincerely,