Montana Audubon works at the local, state and national policy levels to protect our natural heritage.
We strongly support renewable energy development in Montana and are on the forefront of making sure it is done properly. Certain types of renewable energy projects can be developed appropriately in some locations. Renewable energy plays an important role in reducing the carbon emissions that fuels global warming, but projects must be developed responsibly.
At Montana Audubon we support wind power as part of a sustainable energy economy, but proper siting is key. Montana ranks #1 for class 3 or better wind – so we should see lots of wind projects in our state’s future. We are working to ensure that wind energy producers do not locate their facilities in critical habitat for birds or other wildlife.
Solar energy is becoming more and more affordable and technologically feasible every day, especially for small-scale, residential use.
Energy efficiency and conservation provide some of the fastest, cheapest solutions to our energy problems.