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By Larry Dunham
Candidate for Montana House District 92 Condon, Mont. 

Alternative Power Sources Can't Replace Coal, Yet


“Voices of Montana” had an interview with Bob Rowe, the CEO of Northwestern Energy, a couple of days ago. “Voices of Montana” is a statewide radio talk show broadcast on KJJR, Kalispell, and also available by streaming on computer.

Mr. Rowe noted that Northwestern Energy uses hydroelectric, solar, wind energy as well as coal power. Missoula Electric Cooperative also uses all these sources for power.

He stated that last Thanksgiving, while it was so cold and stormy in the Northwest, all these sources of energy were being used to capacity, including 98 percent of Colstrip’s power c...

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