Schweitzer's energy plans
October 18, 2005
The Oil Drum has a good breakdown of the good Montana governor's energy ideas:
He outlined his energy achievements as he sees them:
-Fulfilling a campaign promise to get legislation requiring 10% of Montana's electricity from wind by 2010 (he says Montana has the most wind resource of any state in the nation). One wind farm recently opened, and he says five more projects are in the pipeline.
-Pushing ethanol in Montana's gasoline. In fact legislation mandating 10% ethanol, has passed. He's a big fan of biofuels, as he thinks Montana could grow a lot of Camelina, an oilseed brassica, in Eastern parts of the state that are close to desert conditions, and use it to make biodiesel.
-Pushed for an insertion of a loan guarantee for a coal-to-liquids plant in the recent energy bill.Read on...