By Anne Hedges
The Thompson Falls Dam, one of the eleven dams that will be purchased by NorthWestern Energy from PPL Corp.
It was good news yesterday when we learned that NorthWestern Energy (NWE) is assisting PPL Corp. in exiting Montana. It was even better news that NWE is buying PPL’s dams, and not purchasing its dirty old coal plants, Colstrip and Corette. It’s hard to imagine that the increasing risk of carbon emissions didn’t play a role in NWE's decision to steer clear of PPL’s coal plants. Regardless, NorthWestern’s announcement was welcome news, especially in light of the very dire news from today’s release of the Fifth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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