The United States’ huge appetite for energy, our reliance on unstable and unfriendly countries for most of our oil, our addiction to dirty fossil fuels, and an irresponsible national energy policy are a deadly combination for the global environment and the Rocky Mountain West.

Our dependence on coal, oil and gas fuels global warming. The Bush administration’s rush to spur domestic natural gas production harmed western agriculture, water, communities, wildlife and public lands.

Fortunately, there is a good solution to our nation’s energy crisis—developing the West’s vast supply of clean and renewable energy. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are the fastest and most reliable way to increase energy supplies.

They also create more jobs than fossil fuel development, lower natural gas and electricity prices, and benefit the environment. Renewable resources are a common sense step away from our dependence on an unstable, unclean fossil fuel supply, and toward a new energy future.

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RENEWyoming Video Project Highlights the Many Faces of Solar Power in Wyoming

RENEWyoming Shows Wyoming's Vast Potential for a Solar Energy Revolution Through Grassroots Storytelling. Written by Hesid Brandow of Powder River Basin Resource Council. Powder River…

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Could Colstrip be Montana’s renewable energy powerhouse?

Colstrip's transmission infrastructure and skilled workforce give the city a big advantage as a hub for clean energy projects. Written by WORC Energy Intern Kate…

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Big Turnout for Event Shows Solar is Taking-Hold in Wyoming.

Long fueled by coal and oil, Wyoming may be embracing its potential role as a solar powerhouse. Written by Hesid Brandow of Powder River Basin…