The Energy Future Summit October 1st hosted by the Northern Plains Resource Council will explore renewable energy in Montana. The summit’s topics have gained urgency as the effects of climate change were felt this summer. As late as last Wednesday Northern Plains board member Joan Kresich said the subject of a just transition is important for Montana as supporters of clean energy tackle how to ensure fossil-fuel and coal-dependent workers will get good-paying jobs in the future. With wildfire smoke all around her she was reminded of a quote from environmentalist Paul Hawken who said ‘Belief doesn’t change action but action can change belief.
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