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.

News from Clean and renewable energy

Tyson Slocum, energy use

Keynote speaker gives energy perspective at Northern Plains Annual Meeting

Tyson Slocum, Energy Program Director at Public Citizen, delivered the Northern Plains Annual Meeting’s keynote speech in November. He provided us with a vantage point…

Property assessed clean energy

WORC groups move on Property Assessed Clean Energy

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a financing tool used to provide property owners affordable, long‐term capital to implement clean energy improvements—from energy efficiency upgrades…

Congressional recess capitol

Issues to stress during Congressional recess

Congress is on recess this month, which means that many of your legislators are home – attending fairs, festivals and rodeos, and, in some cases,…