he request to purchase city power from the Electric City Power, Inc., has now made it to the Bozeman commissioners’ agenda, after mixed reaction from other Montana cities.
Most of Helena’s commissioners are opposed to the purchase.
Missoula has signed a non-binding letter of intent to purchase, as they research the public savings from purchasing ECP power, a public non-profit power company. But, amidst questions over the the greenhouse gas impact of ECP’s plan for the new coal-fired Highwood Generating Station, Mayor John Engen has withdrawn his support and is asking the City Council Monday night to take the letter off the table. Missoula and Bozeman are both mayors’ climate protection agreement signatories. […]